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Role of Orthopantomogram in Unexplained Earache

  • Shrikant PhatakEmail author
  • Richa Agrawal
  • Sameer Nivsarkar
  • Abhik Sikdar
  • Sanjeev Mishra
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Abstract

Earache is one of the most common symptom for a patient to visit ENT doctor. It poses difficulty to diagnose the root cause when ENT examination is normal and still the pain persists, hence many a times patients are presumed to have psychosomatic element. While evaluation of earache dental status is often overlooked. 93 such patients of persistent earache with normal ENT examination were evaluated. In 70 of these patients the earache was attributed to either absent, unerupted or obliquely positioned upper or lower last molars which was confirmed by Orthopantomogram.

Keywords

Earache Orthopantomogram Last molars 

Notes

Authors’ Contribution

SP has contributed in data collection and preparation of manuscript. RA and SM have contributed to the concept and designing of manuscript. SN and AS have revised the manuscript.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

None.

Ethical Approval

Since this is retrospective study of data, ethical approval not required.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shrikant Phatak
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Richa Agrawal
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sameer Nivsarkar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Abhik Sikdar
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sanjeev Mishra
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ENT & Head and Neck SurgeryChoithram Hospital and Research CentreIndoreIndia
  2. 2.IndoreIndia

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