International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Surgical | Iraq | Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016

Epidemiological Analysis of the Nasal Trauma

Mohammed Radef Dawood

Abstract: Objectives To evaluate the relation between the mechanism of nasal trauma and age, gender, occupation, the residency, and nasal fracture, among Iraqi patients. Patients and methods Descriptive study enrolled 124 patients attended ENT outpatient department at AL-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital in Baghdad/Iraq, from May 2015 to May 2016 complaining of recent nasal trauma, in whom the information data as age, gender, mechanism of trauma, occupations, residency, and topography of the nasal pyramid were collected and their correlation was evaluated and studied. Results The frequency of the nasal trauma was detected as following, males (61.29 %) and females (38.7 %), the most common age group was 21-30 years (38.7 %), the most common cause was personal assault (29.03 %), and the fracture nasal bones was found in (82.25 %), from those (60.78 %) were sided deviation, and (35.29 %) had central depression, regarding the occupations, (32.25 %) were students, while for residency, (51.61 %) where came from urban area. Conclusions The nasal trauma was detected high in males, young adults, students, those where living in urban area, and the personal assault was the most frequent etiological factor. The frequency of nasal bones fracture was also high, for which sided deviated was found more than central depression.

Keywords: nasal trauma, nose, nasal fracture, epidemiology, trauma

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 7, July 2016,

Pages: 774 - 777

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