Rhinosinusitis

Platelet-rich plasma in endoscopic sinus surgery

July 31, 2006     Dale H. Rice, MD
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The author designed a study to assess the healing properties of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) after endoscopic sinus surgery in 30 patients with bilateral and symmetrical chronic rhinosinusitis that was refractory to medical management. At the conclusion of each operation, PRP was introduced into the middle meatus of a randomly chosen side, while the other side was treated normally and served as a control. Patients were followed until both sides healed. After 13 operations, follow-up evaluations demonstrated no benefit to the use of PRP, and the study was terminated early. In general, both sides healed quickly and uneventfully as expected. There appears to be no advantage to the use of PRP in endoscopic sinus surgery.

Unusual rhinosinusitis caused by Curvularia fungi

April 30, 2005     Pedram Parva, MD; Rafael Rojas, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR
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Does Helicobacter pylori play a role in upper respiratory tract inflammation? A case report

April 1, 2005     Paulo Borges Dinis, MD; Maria Luz Martins, MD; João Subtil, MD
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Persistent isolated inflammation of the sphenoid sinus, an entity that is not diagnosed very often, poses a challenge to clinicians and researchers alike. Its features tend to suggest that its etiopathogenesis is different from that of more common forms of chronic rhinosinusitis. We report the case of a 54-year-old woman who had a history of distressing chronic postnasal drip and a globus sensation with opacification of the sphenoid sinus. She was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux, and Helicobacter pylori was detected in her gastric contents and in the inflamed mucosa of the sphenoid sinus, as well. Complete symptom relief was achieved only after she had undergone surgical sphenoidotomy and treatment with anti'H pylori medication. We discuss the potential for this ubiquitous gastric bacterium to play a role in at least some forms of chronic sinonasal inflammation.

Naturally draining ostium of an agger nasi cell: A case report

May 31, 2004     Michael J. Yoo, AB; Namou Kim, MD; Steven M. Houser, MD, FACS, FAAOA
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