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An unusual case of acute periorbital swelling

October 18, 2014  |  Sara Torretta, MD; Alessandra Brevi, MD; Davide Pagani, MD; Lorenzo Pignataro, MD


Periorbital swelling is frequently encountered in ear, nose, and throat practices and, as it may be secondary to acute sinusitis, delayed diagnosis may lead to significant morbidity. We describe the case of a 24-year-old man with acute ethmoid-maxillary sinusitis and...

A study of adherence to the AAO-HNS "Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis"

August 28, 2014  |  Ilaaf Darrat, MD; Kathleen Yaremchuk, MD; Spencer Payne, MD; Michelle Nelson, MBA, CPC


A retrospective study was conducted to determine if physicians in otolaryngology practice adhered to the clinical practice guideline for adult sinusitis that had been issued by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) 3 years earlier. We analyzed...

Fungal sinusitis with a nasal septal perforation

January 24, 2013  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD; Ha Min Jeong, MD

Nasal septal perforations or defects have a variety of causes, including previous septal surgery, infection, collagen vascular disease, granulomatous disease, the use of irritant inhalants, and neoplasia; the most common of these is previous septal surgery.

Bilateral silent sinus syndrome

December 31, 2012  |  Jeffrey D. Suh, MD; Vijay Ramakrishnan, MD; Jennifer Y. Lee, MD; Alexander G. Chiu, MD


Silent sinus syndrome is a rare clinical entity associated with progressive enophthalmos, collapse of the maxillary sinus, and hypoglobus. We report a case of bilateral silent sinus syndrome in a 29-year-old man. Representative radiographic and intraoperative images are...

Sphenoethmoid sinusitis in a child resulting in a disastrous intracranial sequela

November 1, 2012  |  Aye Jane Sow, MS(ORL-HNS); Jeevanan Jahendran, MS(ORL-HNS); Charng Jeng Toh, MS(Neurosurg); Thean Yean Kew, FRCR


Localized sphenoethmoid sinusitis in children is a rare occurrence. It is usually overlooked because of the misconception that the sinuses are not developed. We describe a case of localized acute sphenoid and right posterior ethmoid sinusitis that presented as right frontobasal...

Endoscopic view of sphenoid sinusitis adjacent to an intracranial aneurysm

July 5, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Cases of isolated sphenoid sinusitis unresponsive to medical therapy can be treated endoscopically using sinus balloon dilation.

Endoscopic view of an asymmetric roof of the ethmoid sinus

May 1, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

It is important to study the anatomy of the roof of the ethmoid sinus both preoperatively and intraopereatively, especially to determine whether there are differences in the height and thickness of the left and right sides.

Endoscopic view of the ostium of the posterior ethmoid sinus

April 1, 2012  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, and Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS

The anterior cells of the ehtmoid sinus, located anterior to the basal lamella, vary in number and size and always drain into the middle meatus. The posterior ethmoid cells, located posterior to the basal lamella, drain into the superior meatus.The drainage pathway of the posterior ethmoid...

Endoscopic view of a frontal recess obstruction causing frontal sinusitis

February 18, 2012  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Primary sclerosing fibroinflammatory pseudotumor of the maxillary sinus

December 15, 2011  |  Richard J. Vivero, MD, Pooja H. Doshi, MD, Jean Anderson Eloy, MD, Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, MD, and Roy R. Casiano, MD


Inflammatory pseudotumor is a well known but poorly understood pathologic entity. It is associated with an unusual growth of fibrotic tissue admixed with varying amounts of inflammation that displaces and compresses normal anatomic structures, resulting in dysfunction....

Changes in intramaxillary sinus pressure following antrostomy, draining tubes, and YAMIK procedures in 25 patients treated for chronic paranasal sinusitis

August 16, 2011  |  Masato Miwa, MD, PhD, Mayumi Miwa, MD, PhD, and Kensuke Watanabe, MD, PhD


When conservative therapies are not effective in treating sinus infections, alternate steps can be taken to improve paranasal cavity ventilation. These measures may include surgical procedures such as intranasal endoscopic or maxillary sinus fenestration, and other procedures...

Bilateral sphenoid fungal sinusitis

July 14, 2011  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD


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