Journal of Rhinology 2002;9(Suppl DB Error: syntax error):61-65.
Published online November 30, 2002.
Clinical Manifestations of Postnasal Drip
Seung Geun Yeo, Jung Wook Han, Hyun Joon Shim, Sang Won Yoon, Chang Il Cha, Joong Saeng Cho
1Department of Otolaryngology, Eulji University, Eulji Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Otolaryngology, KyungHee University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Background and Objectives
Postnasal drip is a common presentation to the medical practitioner. It is a result of disturbance to the normal drainage or an increase in secretion of the paranasal sinuses. However, sometimes no underlying cause can be found and the patient has to be reassured, and that they may just have to live with it. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clinical manifestations of patients with postnasal drip. MATERIAL AND METHOD: There were 90 patients complaining with postnasal drip. We performed a prospective study about accompanying symptoms and physical and psychiatric evaluation.
Postnasal drip is more common in females over 30 years and the duration of symptoms is usually long. Anatomical nasal abnormality and sinusitis are common. There is no correlation with postnasal drip and psychiatric problems. But several items are concerned with postnasal drip. So we need detailed history taking and physical examination on patients who complained of postnasal drip.
Key Words: Secretion;Paranasal sinuses;Sinusitis

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