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Endoscopic view of balloon dilation for excision of a sphenoid cyst

January 25, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

The sphenoid sinus can be opened for ventilation, inspection, or biopsy from a transethmoid or transnasal approach after identifying its ostium.

Acetylcysteine in the treatment of subacute sinusitis: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial

January 25, 2017  |  Mehrzad Bahtouee, MD; Gholamhosein Monavarsadegh, MD; Mohammadjavad Ahmadipour, MD; Mazyar Motieilangroodi, MD; Niloofar Motamed, MD; Jamshid Saberifard, MD; Seyyedsajjad Eghbali, MD; Hooman Adibi, MD; Hesam Maneshi, MD; Hasan Malekizadeh, MD

Abstract

Sinusitis is a common disease with harmful effects on the health and finances of patients and the economy of the community. It is easily treated in most of its acute stages but is associated with some management difficulties as it goes toward chronicity. Therefore, we tried to...

Evaluation of the efficacy of curcumin in experimentally induced acute sinusitis in rats

December 7, 2016  |  Leman Birdane, MD; Cemal Cingi, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Turhan San, MD; Dilek Burukoglu, MD

Abstract

We investigated the possible beneficial effects of curcumin (CMN) in the treatment of sinusitis. An experimentally induced sinusitis model was created in rats, and the results were evaluated histologically. Thirty-two healthy, female Sprague Dawley rats weighing 270 to 310 g...

Relationships among concha bullosa, nasal septal deviation, and sinusitis: Retrospective analysis of 296 cases

December 7, 2016  |  Hasan H. Balikci, MD; M. Mustafa Gurdal, MD; Saban Celebi, MD; Isa Ozbay, MD; Mustafa Karakas, MD

Abstract

We aimed to investigate the relationships among concha bullosa (CB), nasal septal deviation (NSD), and sinus disease. We retrospectively reviewed paranasal sinus computed tomography scans obtained from 296 patients-132 men and 164 women, aged 17 to 76 years (median: 39)-who had...

Fungus ball in an agger nasi cell

December 7, 2016  |  Jae-Hoon Lee, MD; Ha-Min Jeong, MD

Fungus balls, such as the one that presented in this case, are the most common form of fungal sinusitis.

Nasal gouty tophus

December 7, 2016  |  Pei-Hsun Liao, MD; Kuo-Ping Chang, MD

Surgical removal of gouty tophi is generally indicated when the lesions grow and cause symptoms or lead to cosmetic problems.

Subcutaneous nasal angioleiomyoma: Case of a rare tumor and review of the literature

October 25, 2016  |  Robert Saadi, MD; Benjamin S. Oberman, MD; Henry Crist, MD; Jessyka Lighthall, MD

Abstract

We describe the case of a 46-year-old woman with a rare presentation of angioleiomyoma of the subcutaneous nasal tissue. The patient presented with pain and severe nasal obstruction. Her nasal deformity was sufficient to indicate an external rhinoplasty for both extirpation of...

Chronic otitis media with effusion following radiation therapy

October 25, 2016  |  Anya Miller, MD; Francis Hall, MBChB, FRACS; Syed Ahsan, MD, FACS

Abstract

The incidence of chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal or sinonasal tumors is relatively high. It is often a difficult-to-treat problem in these patients. In this retrospective study, we sought to describe the clinical course of COME in...

Posterior epistaxis: Common bleeding sites and prophylactic electrocoagulation

October 25, 2016  |  Juan Liu, MD; Xicai Sun, MD; Limin Guo, MD; Dehui Wang, MD

Abstract

Posterior epistaxis is a frequent emergency, and the key to efficient management is identification of the bleeding point. We performed a retrospective study of 318 patients with posterior epistaxis treated with endoscopic bipolar electrocautery during a 4-year period....

More than 20 years of powered endoscopic ethmoidectomy

October 25, 2016  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Current operative techniques continue to build on the foundation of functional endoscopic sinus surgery from the work of Messerklinger.

Is the location of a septal deviation associated with the degree of postoperative pain after septoplasty?

October 25, 2016  |  Gül Soylu Özler, MD

Abstract

The author conducted a prospective study of patients who underwent septoplasty for nasal obstruction secondary to a septal deviation to determine if the location of the deviation had any association with the degree of postoperative pain. Patients with an anteroposterior...

Impact of nasal septal perforations of varying sizes and locations on the warming function of the nasal cavity: A computational fluid-dynamics analysis of 5 cases

September 19, 2016  |  Lifeng Li, MD; Demin Han, MD, PhD; Luo Zhang, MD, PhD; Yunchuan Li, MD, PhD; Hongrui Zang, MD, PhD; Tong Wang, MD, PhD; Yingxi Liu, PhD

Abstract

Patients with a nasal septal perforation often exhibit symptoms associated with disturbed airflow, which can have an adverse effect on the warming function of the nasal cavity. The impact of this effect is not fully understood. The warming function is an important factor in the...

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