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25 years of powered endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy

August 24, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy requires good hemostasis in the operative field.

Nasal cavity tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesion mimicking recurrent mucoepidermoid carcinoma

August 24, 2017  |  Daniel Thomas Ginat, MD, MS; Elizabeth Blair, MD

The diagnostic imaging features of tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesions can mimic those of neoplasms.

Modified two-handed transnasal endoscopic surgery: Innovative instrument design and an experimental canine study

August 24, 2017  |  Guodong Feng, MD; Zhiqiang Gao, MD; Xu Tian, MD; Yuan Zhuang, MD; Wei Lv, MD

Abstract

This study was conducted to design new instruments to solve the current issues of one-hand control and the obscuring of the endoscope by blood during transnasal endoscopic surgery. An endoscope holder and an electronically controlled irrigation-suction system were designed and...

Choanal polyp originating from the superior meatus: An endoscopic view

July 18, 2017  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

In most cases, a choanal polyp is identified as an ipsilateral polypoid mass on endoscopy. Therefore, the main symptom of CP is unilateral nasal obstruction.

CT and MRI features in adult patients with orbital subperiosteal abscess secondary to paranasal sinus mucocele

July 18, 2017  |  Chang-Wei Ding, MD; Qiu-Shi Wang, MS; Qi-Yong Guo, MD; Jun Zhang, MD; Zhen-Hai Wang, MD

Abstract

Orbital subperiosteal abscess (OSPA) secondary to paranasal sinus mucocele (PSM) is rare, and it may be misdiagnosed as PSM with orbital invasion or even as a malignant neoplasm. The present study explored the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

Is there an association between migraine and allergic rhinitis?

June 20, 2017  |  Isil Adadan Guvenc, MD; Mustafa Acar, MD; Nuray Bayar Muluk, MD; Nagehan Erdogmus Kucukcan, MD; Cemal Cingi, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective study to evaluate nasal signs and symptoms and to perform allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing to investigate the relationship between migraine and allergic rhinitis. Our study group consisted of 40 patients diagnosed with migraine-22 men...

Endoscopic view of a dumbbell-shaped sphenoid fungal mass

June 20, 2017  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

In cases of sinus mycetoma, endoscopic debridement and adequate drainage of the sinus is a very effective course of treatment.

Initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence

June 20, 2017  |  Christopher F. Thompson, MD; Jeffrey D. Suh, MD; Justin McWilliams, MD; Gary Duckwiler, MD; Marilene B. Wang, MD

Abstract

Our objectives in reviewing the initial experience of a hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia center of excellence (HHT COE) were to better understand the interventions being performed in the comprehensive care of these patients and to present the early data as a reference for...

Long-term follow-up of KTP laser turbinate reduction for the treatment of obstructive rhinopathy

April 30, 2017  |  Hemal Raja, FRCS, ORL-HNS; Scott Mitchell, MBChB, MRCS, DOHNS; George Barrett, MRCS, DOHNS; Ashish Sharma, MBBS, MA, MRCS, MRCP; Derek W. Skinner, FRCS, ORL-HNS

Abstract

We investigated the subjective, long-term, patient-reported symptom control after endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser reduction of the inferior turbinates. Symptoms were listed preoperatively and patients were asked, via telephone interview, the status of their...

Nasal, pharyngeal, and laryngeal pemphigus vulgaris successfully treated with rituximab

April 30, 2017  |  Naveed Sami, MD

Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris is a potentially fatal autoimmune blistering disease that can involve the nasopharyngeal and laryngeal tissues. The disease can be recalcitrant to conventional oral treatments, and treatment alternatives are limited. This retrospective study evaluated the...

Therapeutic effect of hyaluronic acid in reducing nasal mucosa recovery time after septoplasty

April 30, 2017  |  Francesco Klinger, MD; Fabio Caviggioli, MD; Andrea Vittorio Emanuele Lisa, MD; Luca Maione, MD; Valeriano Vinci, MD; Mattia Siliprandi, MD; Federico Barbera, MD; Marco Klinger, MD; Luca Malvezzi, MD

Abstract

Mucociliary clearance represents a host defense mechanism of airways that can be compromised by various pathologic conditions, such as nasal septal deviation. Although septoplasty can resolve obstruction, it impairs mucociliary clearance in the immediate postoperative period....

Endoscopic view of long-term patency of the sphenoid ostium following balloon dilation

April 30, 2017  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

In this case a 32-year-old patient with a history of recurrent sphenoid sinusitis had undergone balloon dilation of the sphenoid sinus ostium approximately 7 years earlier.

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