International Journal of Otolaryngology / 2019 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Persistent Unilateral Sore Throat: Should It Be Included in the 2-Week Wait Referral Criteria by NICE

Table 4

Final diagnosis of patients referred through 2 ww pathway.

Diagnosis FrequencyPercent

Head and neck malignancy574.2
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux45433.2%
No abnormality /reassured24017.6%
Functional dysphonia967%
Globus pharyngus765.6%
Reactive /Normal lymph nodes572.8%
Benign salivary glands lesions382.8%
Idiopathic unilateral vocal cord Palsy362.6%
Reinke's oedema251.8%
Vocal cord nodules191.4%
Septal deviation171.3%
Cervical lipoma161.2%
Laryngeal polyps120.9%
Sebaceous Cysts120.9%
Retention tonsillar cysts100.8%
Cervical TB70.5%
Hyperkeratosis vocal cord70.5%
Laryngeal papillomatosis50.4%
Mild cord dysplasia50.4%
Moderate vocal cord dysplasia30.2%
Cervical toxoplasmosis20.1%
Bronchogenic carcinoma20.1
Granuloma arytenoid20.1%
Vallecular cysts20.1%
Carotid body tumour20.1%
Thyroglossal cyst20.1%
Other diagnosis13810.1%


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