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Endoscopic view of a sinonasal osteoma

August 18, 2018  |  Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Surgical intervention is indicated only in the event of symptoms or complications caused by the osteoma.

HPV-related sinonasal carcinoma with adenoid cystic-like features with intracranial invasion

August 18, 2018  |  Yuntsung Hung, MD; Yu-Yen Chung, MD; Mei-Ling Chen, MD; Jyun-Ying Guo, MD

HPV-related sinonasal carcinoma with adenoid cystic-like features is a recently described tumor with less than 10 cases reported in the literature to date.

Efficacy of montelukast as prophylactic treatment for seasonal allergic rhinitis

August 18, 2018  |  Lisha Li, MD; Ruiqi Wang, MS; Le Cui, MD; Kai Guan, MD


The evidence supporting the prophylactic treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis before the start of pollen dispersal is still lacking. We conducted a study to investigate the efficacy of prophylaxis with montelukast for seasonal allergic rhinitis and to evaluate its influence...

The first cranial nerve: Pathway to the fountain of youth

June 28, 2018  |  Denis Lafreniere, MD; Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS

Many older patients, including those with cognitive decline, do not realize they have smell loss and will not complain about it, especially if it has been present for several years.

Endoscopic surgery for primary sinonasal malignancies: Treatment outcomes and prognostic factors

June 28, 2018  |  Yan Huang, MD; Qian-hui Qiu, MD, PhD; Shui-xing Zhang, MD, PhD


We retrospectively reviewed the cases of 85 patients with primary sinonasal malignancies who had undergone endoscopic surgery with curative intent achieved by “regional resection.” Our goal was to assess the efficacy of endoscopic surgical treatment vis-à-vis traditional open...

Histopathologic evaluation of Ecballium elaterium applied to nasal mucosa in a rat rhinosinusitis model

June 28, 2018  |  Can Mehmet Eti, MD; Yusuf Vayisoglu, MD; Berkan Kardas, MD; Rabia Bozdogan Arpaci, MD; Elif Sahin Horasan, MD; Arzu Kanik, PhD; Neslihan Eti, MD; Serap Yalin, BScPhm; Derya Umit Talas, MD


This study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial effects of the medicinal plant Ecballium elaterium, which is topically applied as a traditional medicine for the treatment of rhinosinusitis. Pure and extract forms of E elaterium were applied to the nasal cavity of...

Low-grade sinonasal sarcoma with neural and myogenic features

June 28, 2018  |  Neil G. Hockstein, MD; Peter E. Dross, MD; Shoheb Farooqui, MD; Ian N. Wilhelm, MD

The distinction between bony destruction versus erosion is important because they suggest different pathologic entities.

An inverted papilloma arising from the middle turbinate and extending to the maxillary sinus ostium

June 28, 2018  |  Jae Hoon Lee, MD

Inverted papillomas have been reported to have a high propensity for recurrence, and they are associated with squamous cell carcinoma.

Antibiotics, steroids, and combination therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps in adults

June 28, 2018  |  Yuan F. Liu, MD; Clare M. Richardson, MD; Stewart H. Bernard, MD; Christopher A. Church, MD; Kristin A. Seiberling, MD


Despite a lack of robust data regarding their efficacy, oral antibiotics and steroids remain two of the most common treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP). We sought to objectively compare the efficacy of antibiotics and steroids, independently and...

Nasal airway obstruction: Prevalence and anatomic contributors

June 28, 2018  |  David W. Clark, MD; Anthony G. Del Signore, MD, PharmD; Roheen Raithatha, MD; Brent A. Senior, MD


Surgical treatments for nasal airway obstruction (NAO) are commonly offered as part of otolaryngology practice. Anatomic causes include septal deviation, inferior turbinate hypertrophy, and nasal valve collapse (NVC). This study was performed to determine the prevalence of...

Balloon catheter dilation of a septated frontal sinus

April 30, 2018  |  Joseph P. Mirante, MD, MBA, FACS; Dewey A. Christmas, MD; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Balloon catheter dilation has been associated with symptomatic relief comparable to that associated with traditional endoscopic sinus surgery, but with less tissue destruction.

Esthesioneuroblastoma with widespread distant metastasis: Case report and literature review

April 30, 2018  |  Manraj Khosla, MD; Cristina Pecci, DO; Annie Do, MD; Lee McGhan, MD; Mahesh Seetharam, MD; Richard Sue, MD


Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is an uncommon sinonasal tract tumor, and it is even more uncommon among all neoplasms. Literature regarding the incidence and spread of the disease is limited. The prognosis of metastatic disease is poor. In this report, we present a case of...