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Table 1 Head and neck pathologies of hospitalized patients before and during the COVID-19 pandemic

From: Managing head and neck cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: the experience of a tertiary referral center in southern Italy

DISEASES Pre-COVID-19
Timea
COVID-19
Timeb
Percentage decrease
(%)
Adenoid hypertrophy/adenotonsillar hypertrophy 108 4 −96.3%
Airways obstruction (dyspnea) 63 53 −15.9%
Benign tumors of head and neck 64 39 −39.1%
Congenital cysts and fistulas of the neck 4 0 −100%
Diseases of the paranasal sinuses and tympanomastoid cavity requiring surgery 116 32 −72.4%
Dentofacial deformity 66 31 −53.0%
Epistaxis 16 8 −50.0%
Pharyngotonsillitis/ peritonsillar abscess 23 11 − 52.2%
Malignant neoplasms of the head and neck 58 56 −3.7%
Maxillofacial trauma 71 38 −46.5%
Miscellanea 373 170 −54.4%
Nasal bone fractures 36 12 − 66.7%
Nasal deformities/septal deviation 33 0 −100%
Otitis media 27 7 −74.1%
Otitis media with effusion
(ear tube insertion)
17 0 −100%
Vertigo 45 8 −82.2%
  1. aPre-COVID-19 Time: March 1st to November 30th, 2019
  2. bCOVID-19 Time: March 1st to November 30th, 2020