General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems

General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems

General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems “Headache Secondary to Diseases of the Ear, Nose & Throat” Headache: Introduction In preparing notes for a lay persons web site about the ear, nose and throat causes of headache, one must appreciate that only a brief and incomplete description of the causes, clinical presentation, investigation and management of these conditions can be provided. Further information can be obtained by searching key conditions either on the web or…

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Nose & Sinus problems

Nose & Sinus problems

Nose & Sinus problems Headache secondary to nose and sinus disease is not uncommon and well known patterns of headache are recognised according to the particular area of the nose and sinuses affected as well as the underlying disease process. There are four groups of sinuses: the maxillary, frontal, ethmoidal and sphenoidal sinuses. Most headaches due to nose and sinus disease are associated with other symptoms and most are due to either viral (common colds)…

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Throat and Neck

Throat and Neck

Throat / Neck Headache secondary to neck, pharynx and larynx (throat and voice box) conditions is not a common isolated presenting symptom. It is generally referred via branches of the lower cranial nerves or the cervical spinal nerves, or due to spread of pathology to head structures such as the meninges (coverings) of the brain. The following conditions not uncommonly present with pain: Inflammatory / Degenerative Cervical Spine Pathology: Osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis of the cervical…

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Face, Nose and Sinus pain: Other

Face, Nose and Sinus pain: Other

Face, Nose and Sinus pain: Other: The face, nose and sinus structures are predominantly supplied with sensation from a nerve coming through the skull base called the “trigeminal nerve”. It consists of three branches, upper (ophthalmic), middle (maxillary) and lower (mandibular). It is the fifth cranial nerve and these branches are known as V1, V2 and V3! Pathology involving one of these branches can cause pain in the distribution of other branches or in more…

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