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Endoscopic view of a drainage pathway of a concha bullosa

November 3, 2017  |  Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS


Effects of septoplasty on olfactory function evaluated by the Brief Smell Identification Test: A study of 116 patients

November 3, 2017  |  Süheyl Haytoğlu, MD; Ramazan Dengiz, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Gökhan Kuran, MD; Osman Kursat Arikan, MD


We conducted a prospective study of 116 patients-61 men and 55 women, aged 17 to 64 years (mean: 26.4)-to investigate the effects of septoplasty on olfactory function in patients with septal deviation (SD). The Mladina classification system was used to define SD types, and...

Olfactory dysfunction in beta-thalassemia major patients treated with iron-chelating agents

November 3, 2017  |  Serhan Derin, MD; Selvet Erdogan, MD; Murat Sahan, MD; Mehmet Fatih Azik, MD; Hatice Derin, MD; Yasar Topal, MD; Hatice Topal, MD


Ocular and ophthalmologic adverse effects may occur in patients with β-thalassemia major (BTM) treated regularly with blood transfusions and iron-chelating agents. We hypothesized that olfactory dysfunction may be present in this patient population. We aimed to investigate...

Nasal smear eosinophils and allergic rhinitis

November 3, 2017  |  Indranil Pal, MS; Anindita Sinha Babu, MD; Indranil Halder, MD; Saumitra Kumar, MS


Our aim was to find out the association between nasal smear eosinophil count and allergic rhinitis (AR) and to determine a cutoff value that is significant for a diagnosis of AR. We also wanted to determine whether this count is related to the predominant symptoms, duration, or...

Nasal septum granuloma gravidarum

November 3, 2017  |  Daniel Thomas Ginat, MD, MS; Charles J. Schatz, MD, FACR


Clinical application of nasometry in patients with nasal obstruction

November 3, 2017  |  Georges Ziade, MD; Maher Kasti, MD; Doja Sarieddine, BS; Zein Saadeddine, BS; Abdul-Latif Hamdan, MD


The purpose of this case-control study is to report on the clinical application of nasometry as a diagnostic tool in patients with the symptom of nasal obstruction compared with subjects with no history of nasal obstruction. Thirty-eight adult patients (mean age: 28.1 years)...

Study of factors responsible for recidivism in allergic fungal rhinosinusitis

September 18, 2017  |  Bipin Kishore Prasad, MS


Patients with allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) are typically atopic and immunocompetent. Despite combined modality treatment based on surgery and immunomodulation, the potential for recidivism is well recognized. A study was conducted in a military hospital in India to...

Social media in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery

September 18, 2017  |  Modupe Oyewumi, MD; John Lee, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Allan Vescan, MD, FRCSC


The objective of this study was to assess the current use of social media tools within Canadian otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OHNS) programs and to assess the interest within these programs to integrate social media for networking, social, and educational programs. A...

Maxillary sinus mucoceles and other side effects of external-beam radiation in the pediatric patient: A cautionary tale

September 18, 2017  |  Anthony Sheyn, MD; Tate Naylor, MD; Felicity Lenes-Voit, MD; Eric Berg, MD


A sinonasal mucocele can develop after the obstruction of a sinus ostium, which can occur secondary to trauma, infection, a neoplasm, or an iatrogenic cause. These mucoceles typically arise in the frontal and ethmoid sinuses. Sinonasal mucoceles are epithelium-lined cysts that...

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia-laser treatment of epistaxis

September 18, 2017  |  Gorazd Poje, MD; Marcel Marjanovic Kavanagh, MD


Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is a rare, autosomal dominant disorder characterized by recurrent epistaxis, telangiectasias, and multiorgan vascular dysplasia. Various modalities exist for the treatment of HHT-related chronic epistaxis, although no method is...

Bacterial cellulose as a new graft model for the Turkish delight technique in rhinoplasty: An experiment in 20 rats

September 18, 2017  |  Sevim Aydinli, MD; Sultan Biskin, MD; Aykut Erdem Dinc, MD; Yusuf Orhan Ucal, MD; Nilufer Kandemir, MD; Ishak Ozel Tekin, MD


We conducted an experiment to investigate the effectiveness of bacterial cellulose, a new graft material, in correcting and preventing dorsal nasal disorder in rhinoplasty. The experiment was performed on 20 Wistar albino rats. The rats were evenly divided into two groups: a...

Comparison of clinical outcomes using a Piezosurgery device vs. a conventional osteotome for lateral osteotomy in rhinoplasty

August 24, 2017  |  Bulent Koc, MD; Eltaf Ayca Ozbal Koc, MD; Selim Erbek, MD


Our aim for this study was to evaluate and compare the clinical outcomes in patients who underwent lateral osteotomy with a Piezosurgery device or a conventional osteotome in open-technique rhinoplasty. This cohort trial involved 65 patients (36 women and 29 men; average age:...


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