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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092201/evaluation-of-a-steroid-releasing-sinus-implant-for-the-treatment-of-patients-undergoing-frontal-sinus-surgery-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis
#1
Sean Bury, Ameet Singh
Management of the frontal sinus places great demands on the otolaryngologist. Given that the fronto-ethmoidal region is susceptible to recurrent inflammation, scarring, and stenosis, maintaining long-term patency of the frontal sinus is a difficult challenge. Oral and topical anti-inflammatory therapy, post-operative stenting, and 'home-brew' drug elution have been used for the treatment of the frontal sinus with mixed success. Recently an implant has been approved for post-operative placement into the frontal recess...
January 16, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073431/cholesterol-granuloma-of-ethmoid-sinuses-report-of-two-cases
#2
Nadim Khoueir, Alan Shikani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 7, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063243/local-extension-staging-of-sinonasal-tumors-retrospective-comparison-between-ct-mri-assessment-and-pathological-findings
#3
Geoffrey Mortuaire, Domitille Camous, Claire Vandenhende-Szymanski, Frédérique Dubrulle, Dominique Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of clinical staging with CT and MRI in sinonasal cancers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent surgery for a sinonasal cancer. The 7(th) edition of the TNM classification was used to establish tumor staging. Standardized preoperative CT/MRI staging was compared with the pathological staging based on specimens obtained during surgery from each subsite within and around the tumor. RESULTS: We analyzed data from 68 patients between January 2010 and December 2014...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060098/the-manangement-of-the-paranasal-sinus-osteomas
#4
Hasan Hüseyin Arslan, Hamdi Tasli, Süleyman Cebeci, Mustafa Gerek
OBJECTIVE: Osteoma is the most common benign tumor of the paranasal sinuses. The clinical characteristics and treatment of this disease remain controversial. The aim of this study is to determine the appropriate method of treatment approach according to the features of osteomas. METHODS: Forty-one patients with paranasal sinus osteomas were included in the study. According to the location and the size of tumors, patients were followed up or operated. Surgical treatment was performed via external, endoscopic, or combined approaches for symptomatic patients...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032679/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinus-cancers
#5
Farzan Siddiqui, Richard V Smith, Sue S Yom, Jonathan J Beitler, Paul M Busse, Jay S Cooper, Ehab Y Hanna, Christopher U Jones, Shlomo A Koyfman, Harry Quon, John A Ridge, Nabil F Saba, Francis Worden, Min Yao, Joseph K Salama
The American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel. The guideline development and revision include an extensive analysis of current medical literature from peer-reviewed journals and the application of well-established methodologies (RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation or GRADE) to rate the appropriateness of imaging and treatment procedures for specific clinical scenarios...
December 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009611/pituitary-adenomas-presenting-as-sinonasal-or-nasopharyngeal-masses-a-case-series-illustrating-potential-diagnostic-pitfalls
#6
Martin D Hyrcza, Shereen Ezzat, Ozgur Mete, Sylvia L Asa
We present a series of nonectopic pituitary adenomas presenting as polypoid sinonasal or nasopharyngeal masses. Thirteen cases diagnosed by biopsies from the nasal cavity, sinuses, or nasopharynx were identified from a series of 1288 surgical pituitary specimens. The patients included 5 men and 8 women ranging from 29 to 69 years of age. The presentations included nasal obstruction (4 cases), headaches (3), visual defects (2), recurrent nose bleeds (1), rhinorrhea (1), sepsis (1), fatigue (1), and hyperthyroidism (1)...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005756/reconstructing-a-giant-frontal-osteoma-with-porex
#7
Seyed Nejat Hosseini, Ali Alizadeh, Afshin Zahedi
Osteomas are the most common benign tumors of the paranasal sinuses. They are usually localized in the frontal sinus. Giant osteomas of the frontal sinuses are very rare but readily extend into the intraorbital or intracranial cavity, causing serious complications. This is a report of a 14 year-old boy with a bulging in frontal area and asymptomatic giant osteoma of the frontal sinuses. He had a history of minor trauma that had a bulging after 3 months. However, he referred to a plastic surgeon after 15 months...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004527/efficacy-of-balloon-sinuplasty-in-treatment-of-frontal-rhinosinusitis-a-prospective-study-in-sixty-patients
#8
Philippe F Bowles, Satish Agrawal, Mahmoud A Salam
Balloon dilatation of sinus ostia (sinuplasty) was introduced in 2005 as a treatment for Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CRS).(1) It has been described as a 'transition space' tool for the ethmoidal infundibulum and frontal recess.(1) It can been used as a lone procedure or in combination with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) as a "hybrid" technique. Balloon sinuplasty applies the Seldinger technique to cannulate and dilate stenosed or occluded sinus ostia re-establishing drainage pathways and ventilation...
December 22, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000224/fabrication-and-validation-of-a-low-cost-medium-fidelity-silicone-injection-molded-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-simulation-model
#9
Daniel R Chang, Ryan P Lin, Sarah Bowe, Leon Bunegin, Erik K Weitzel, Kevin C McMains, Thomas Willson, Philip G Chen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Develop a low-cost, medium-fidelity model for education in endoscopic sinus surgery techniques. Establish face and content validity of the model based on the feedback of otolaryngology faculty including fellowship-trained rhinologists. STUDY DESIGN: Survey. METHODS: A novel silicone injection molded sinus model was constructed. Three fellowship-trained rhinologists and four general otolaryngologists were recruited to perform seven tasks and provide feedback of the model's performance via a 22-question Likert survey...
December 21, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981879/inter-observer-agreement-of-paranasal-sinus-computed-tomography-scans
#10
Anna Julkunen, Emma Terna, Jura Numminen, Antti Markkola, Prasun Dastidar, Matti Karjalainen, Heini Huhtala, Markus Rautiainen, Jukka Meurman, Sanna Toppila-Salmi
CONCLUSION: The study demonstrated considerable inter-observer variation in certain surgically important structures. This would indicate the significance for consultation when evaluating sinus CT scans of CRS patients for planned advanced sinus surgery. OBJECTIVES: After the failure of medical treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), the need for surgery and the pre-operative planning of safe surgery is based on computed tomography (CT) findings. The aim of this prospective study was to compare inter-observer agreement of anatomical and surgical structures of sinus CT scans...
December 16, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979848/unusual-case-of-bilateral-maxillary-fungus-ball
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Alessandro Vinciguerra, Alberto Maria Saibene, Paolo Lozza, Alberto Maccari
An otherwise healthy 34-year-old man was referred to our ear, nose and throat (ENT) clinic for a bilateral maxillary radiologic opacity. This condition was accidentally discovered with a panoramic radiography performed during a follow-up visit after a bilateral endodontic treatment. The patient did not report any specific sinonasal symptom such as purulent nasal discharge, loss of smell and cough, apart from an unspecific sinus pressure. The CT scans showed a bilateral inflammatory process into the maxillary-ethmoidal sinuses and an iron-like density within the maxillary sinuses, while nasal endoscopy showed purulent discharge in the ostiomeatal complex...
December 15, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973465/should-incidental-findings-in-diagnostic-imaging-be-reported
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Karina C Santos, Mariko Fujita, Jefferson X Oliveira, Yoshinobu Yanagi, Junichi Asaumi
BACKGROUND: Recent improvements in image quality have contributed to an increasing number of incidental findings (IF). Also called as "incidentalomas", this generic term refers to an entity discovered unexpectedly on an imaging examination performed for other reason. Commonly, normal variants, minor developmental anomalies and imaging artifacts are described as potential pathology. Some IF were reported in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam of temporomandibular joint (TMJ), including IF in the brain, maxillary sinus, ethmoidal cells, mastoid cells, salivary glands, muscles...
December 14, 2016: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958666/sinusitis-in-patients-on-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitors
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Cynthia S Wang, Adam Honeybrook, Nikita Chapurin, Anjeni Keswani, David W Jang
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors have revolutionized treatment of many inflammatory diseases. Sinusitis after initiation of TNF-α inhibitors has been observed, but has not been well described in the literature. We aim to characterize the clinical features of sinusitis in patients on anti-TNF-α therapy. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 28 patients on a TNF-α inhibitor diagnosed with sinusitis by otolaryngologists at Duke University...
December 13, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941731/structural-variations-of-nose-and-paranasal-sinuses-in-various-sinonasal-pathologies-tomographic-study-of-50-cases-in-bangladeshi-people
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M A Litu, M R Bhuiyan, S Mahmud, M K Masud, M A Khan, M A Rahman, F Ferdouse, M S Arafat
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of structural variations in nose & paranasal sinuses in computed tomography in Bangladeshi people. This retrospective study was done at the Sir Salimullah Medical College Mitford Hospital and Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Fifty (50) CT scan of Nose and Para nasal sinuses were collected from the patients presented with different sinonasal pathologies in OPD, IPD of both hospitals from July 2013 to June 2014. The scans were reviewed for the presence of different structural variations of nose and paranasal sinuses...
October 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935264/improved-delivery-of-sinus-irrigations-after-middle-turbinate-resection-during-endoscopic-sinus-surgery
#15
Sarah M Kidwai, Arjun K Parasher, Mohemmed N Khan, Jean Anderson Eloy, Anthony Del Signore, Alfred Marc Iloreta, Satish Govindaraj
BACKGROUND: Improvement in topical delivery to nasal mucosa is a fundamental goal of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). This study compares the penetration of irrigation before and after middle turbinate resection (MTR) to assess the efficacy of topical delivery. METHODS: ESS was performed on 4 cadaver heads, followed by MTR. Each head was irrigated with fluorescein-dyed water using a squeeze bottle both before and after MTR. Videos were recorded by rigid nasal endoscopy...
December 9, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932889/alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-sphenoid-sinus-mimicking-optic-neuritis-presenting-with-intermittent-visual-loss-in-an-adult
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Wendong Liu, Libin Jiang, Yulan Jin, Bentao Yang, Timothy Yy Lai
A 23-year-old male with intermittent visual loss in his left eye for 4 months was originally treated as optic neuritis elsewhere. Upon presentation to our hospital (Beijing Tongren Hospital), his left eye visual acuity was reduced to hand motion at face. The left eye ocular motility was limited in upgaze, downgaze, adduction, and abduction. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed lesions in the sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses, orbital apex and carvernous sinus invading adjacent extraocular muscles...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930469/frontal-sinus-pneumatization-affects-height-of-the-lateral-lamella-and-position-of-anterior-ethmoidal-artery
#17
Şenol Çomoğlu, Bayram Şahin, Said Sönmez, Kemal Değer
Preoperative evaluation of the frontal sinus (FS) and associated anatomical structures may reduce the risk of intraoperative complications and facilitate the management of potential complications. In this study, the authors aimed to evaluate relationship between FS pneumatization and critical anatomical structures. Paranasal sinus computerized tomography scans of 350 sides of 175 patients were evaluated. The pneumatization pattern of the FS, FS dimensions (on the axial, coronal, and sagittal slices), anterior ethmoidal artery, and depth of the of olfactory fossa were evaluated for every patient on both sides...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920415/endoscopic-monopolar-cauterization-of-the-sphenopalatine-artery-a-single-surgeons-experience
#18
Haitham Odat, Mohannad Al-Qudah
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is one of the most common otolaryngology emergency conditions, and is usually treated conservatively by different types of nasal packs. A limited number of patients continue to bleed even with tightly fitted anterior and posterior packs in the nose. Such intractable epistaxis is managed by surgery or embolization. OBJECTIVES: We reviewed the use and outcomes of endoscopic suction monopolar cauterization of the sphenopalatine artery. DESIGN: Retrospective study...
November 2016: Annals of Saudi Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917854/anatomic-variations-of-posterior-paranasal-sinuses-and-optic-nerve
#19
Alma Efendić, Edin Muharemović, Rasim Skomorac, Hakija Bečulić, Sabina Šestić, Benjamin Halilović, Mersiha Mahmić-Kaknjo
Aim To define direct anatomical relations of the sphenoidal (alae minores), ethmoidal sinuses and optic nerve, with an emphasis on determining the effect of age on pneumatisation and dehiscence. Methods This retrospective, descriptive study involved 60 consecutive patients: 30 patients younger than 30 and30 patients older than 60 years of age. All patients underwent computerized tomography(CT). The relationship of the optic nerve and the sphenoidal and ethmoidal sinuses was classified. The presence of dehiscence in the bone structures, forming the optic canal, was checked...
February 1, 2017: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909626/metastasis-of-prostate-adenocarcinoma-to-the-frontal-and-ethmoid-sinus
#20
Fatih Akdemir, Mustafa Aldemir, Hasan Çakar, Gülnur Güler
Intracranial metastasis of prostate cancer is rarely seen, and there are few studies in this regard in the literature. Most of these studies in the literature comprise the metastasis of prostate cancer to the sphenoid sinus, and metastasis to the frontal and ethmoid sinus is a much rare entity. Association of visual symptoms, epistaxis, headache, and hematuria may indicate a urologic malignancy in terms of the origin of the primary tumor. This study was aimed to present the prostate cancer case of a 73-year-old patient whose paranasal sinus tomograms revealed the presence of frontal and ethmoid sinus metastasis...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Urology
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