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Endoscopic view of the carotid artery appearing as a sphenoid sinus mass

August 1, 2009  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Sinus balloon dilators: One surgeon's experience and proposed indications for their use

April 1, 2009  |  Christopher M. Garvey, MD

Abstract

From October 2006 through September 2007, balloon sinusotomies were attempted on 89 sinuses in 45 patients with chronic sinus disease. Ninety-eight percent of sinuses were successfully dilated, 3.4% required revision surgery, and one complication (unlikely related to use of the...

Bilateral transversely clefted middle turbinates

April 1, 2009  |  Laura M. Dooley, MD and C.W. David Chang, MD

Periorbital emphysema as a complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery

April 1, 2009  |  Michael J. Rodriguez, MD, Sandeep P. Dave, MD, and Frank C. Astor, MD

Abstract

Clinically significant periorbital emphysema is an unusual complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). In most instances, it resolves spontaneously without any serious sequelae. Rarely, it can progress rapidly and become severe enough to cause irreversible...

Management of allergic fungal sinusitis with postoperative oral and nasal steroids: A controlled study

April 1, 2009  |  Mubasher Ikram, FCPS, Akbar Abbas, FCPS, Anwar Suhail, FRCS, Maisam Abbas Onali, MBBS, Shabbir Akhtar, FCPS, and Moghira Iqbal, FCPS

Abstract

In patients with allergic fungal sinusitis, the mainstay of treatment remains surgical removal of allergic mucin and fungal debris. But as a single modality, surgery is associated with high rates of recurrence, so a number of adjunctive medical modalities have been tried,...

Endoscopic view of purulent sphenoid sinusitis

February 1, 2009  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Sinonasal mycetoma

November 1, 2008  |  Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, Wesley Jones, MD, and Jorge Alvernia, MD

Complex odontoma of the nasal cavity: A case report

May 1, 2008  |  Michelle Soltan, MD and Ashutosh Kacker, MD

Abstract

We describe the case of a 76-year-old man who presented with symptoms of chronic nasal obstruction and recurrent sinusitis of many years’ duration. The patient's history and radiographic findings established a diagnosis of a complex odontoma of the nasal cavity. The mass was...

Neurosarcoidosis presenting as complicated sinusitis: A case report and review

February 1, 2008  |  Lt. Matthew T. Brigger, MD, Maj. Ian K. McLeod, MD, and Cdr. Martin P. Sorensen, MD

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a systemic granulomatous disease with widely variable clinical characteristics, including numerous head and neck manifestations. We describe the case of a 49-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with symptoms consistent with complicated...

Endoscopic view of a septated concha bullosa

February 1, 2008  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Dewey A. Christmas, MD

Successful treatment of invasive Aspergillus sinusitis with caspofungin and voriconazole

January 1, 2008  |  Lisa Chirch, MD, Patricia Roche, DO, and Jack Fuhrer, MD

Abstract

Chronic invasive Aspergillus sinusitis is a rare and potentially devastating infection. Management typically requires extensive surgical debridement followed by long-term antifungal therapy, primarily with intravenous amphotericin B. We describe the case of an elderly woman who...

Marginal-zone B-cell lymphoma of the bony palate presenting as sinusitis

January 1, 2008  |  Lisa Skultety Ayers, DO, Jacqueline Oxenberg, DO, Seth Zwillenberg, MD, and Mahmoud Ghaderi, DO

Abstract

The diagnosis of low-grade B-cell lymphoma consistent with marginal-zone lymphoma has proven to be challenging when the disease involves the hard palate. The diagnosis is complicated by the nonspecific nature of the presenting symptoms and a difficult-to-differentiate...

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