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Yuichi Arai, Keiichi Ito, Kazuyoshi Tachi, Akio Koga, Yusuke Shinchi, Ayako Masunaga, Makoto Isono, Tomohiko Asano
A 73-year-old male patient underwent a right nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma in 2008, and interferon-alpha was initiated as adjuvant treatment. Computed tomography (CT) scans showed lymphadenopathy above the left diaphragm, and treatment with interferon-2 was subsequently initiated in 2009. Nasal bleeding manifested in February 2010, and CT scans showed a soft-tissue density mass mainly located in the ethmoid sinus. A biopsy of the lesion was performed, and metastatic renal cell carcinoma was diagnosed...
September 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
Griffin D Santarelli, Joseph K Han
Propel and Propel Mini sinus implants are mometasone furoate-coated bioabsorbable stents used as an adjunct in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis after endoscopic sinus surgery. The original sinus implant was deployed in the ethmoid sinuses to provide medialization of the middle turbinate, decrease scarring and mucosal adhesions, limit polyp regrowth, and reduce mucosal inflammation. A structurally smaller version of the Propel, the Propel Mini, was developed and now has been approved for endoscopic placement in the frontal sinuses...
October 19, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
G L Fadda, M Berrone, E Crosetti, G Succo
The widespread use of dental implants and reconstructive procedures for their positioning has led to an increase in sinonasal complications of dental disease and treatment (SCDDT). Diagnosis requires accurate dental and rhinological evaluation, including computed tomography (CT). The aim of this study is to investigate a multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of SCDDT by combining endoscopic endonasal surgery (EES) and an intraoral approach on the basis of a preliminary classification system already proposed by other authors...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Mony Chenda Morisse, Loay Kontar, Céline Bihan, Mathieu Boone, Emma Lachaier, Dimitri Titeca-Beauport, Julien Maizel, Bruno Chauffert
Cancer-related thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a rare entity whose clinical and biological characteristics have been described in various tumors. Here we describe the first case of cancer-related TMA revealing diffuse bone metastases from an ethmoid sinus carcinoma.
May 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
Haitham Odat, Mohannad Al-Qudah
The effect of altitude on the paranasal sinus pneumatization is not well understood. This study aims to evaluate the effect of altitude on the surface area and type of the concha bullosa (CB) as well as the number of aerated ethmoid structures, and to study the correlation between CB, age, gender, and Lund-Mackay score (LMS).Sixty-five randomly collected paranasal sinus computed tomography scans of adult patients with sinonasal symptoms who had CB were reviewed for the type and surface area of CB, ethmoid structures pnumatization including crista galli, nasal septum, superior turbinate, and uncinate process, as well as the LMS...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
William T O'Brien, Stefan Hamelin, Erik K Weitzel
Although functional endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective means of treating patients with recurrent and refractory sinusitis, the procedure is not without risk of serious surgical complications. Preoperative computed tomography (CT) affords radiologists the opportunity to prospectively identify anatomic variants that predispose patients to major surgical complications; however, these critical variants are not consistently evaluated or documented on preoperative imaging reports. The purpose of this review is to illustrate important anatomic variants and landmarks on the preoperative sinus CT with a focus on those that predispose patients to surgical complications...
October 2016: Radiology
Aashrai Gudlavalleti, Ryan Dean, Yuxin Liu, Amit S Dhamoon
Sinonasal neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) are rare, aggressive neoplasms with a high recurrence potential. There are no robust protocols for the management of these tumours. An 81-year-old man presented with an incidental sinonasal mass visualised on CT scan of head. Over the next few weeks he developed new onset, progressively worsening headache, right eye ptosis and restricted extraocular movements. Imaging confirmed a rapidly enlarging tumour involving the right nasal cavity and the orbit. Biopsy showed a large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the right ethmoidal sinus...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
You-Sub Kim, Shin Jung, Woo-Youl Jang, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Kyung-Sub Moon, In-Young Kim
BACKGROUND: Olfactory neuroblastoma (ONB) is an uncommon neoplasm that arises from olfactory epithelium in the nasal cavity near the cribriform plate. Although local recurrence or direct extension along olfactory epithelium and metastasis to the central nervous system has been reported, remote leptomeningeal metastasis is quite rare. In our report of a leptomeningeal metastasis of ONB without recurrence of primary site, we discuss the possible pathogenesis of this rare phenomenon with a review of the literature...
September 5, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Andrzej Skorek, Dmitry Tretiakow, Tomasz Szmuda, Tomasz Przewozny
CONCLUSION: By means of three-dimensional display of the critical measurements, the authors suggest a novel definition of 'dangerous ethmoid'. Parallel to Keros type III, the proposed determining factors include: olfactory fossa width >6 mm, its distance to the medial nasal concha (turbinate) <20 mm and to the orbit interval of <10 mm. Clinical evaluation of these preliminary criteria based only on radiological data is required and underway. OBJECTIVES: Detailed pre-operative assessment of sinus computer tomography (CT) scans reduces the frequency of severe complications in patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)...
September 9, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
N Goncalves, L A Burnell, S Motakef, P C Modi
In this case report we describe an aggressive primary ethmoid squamous cell carcinoma in an unusually young patient.
September 2016: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
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...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
N Sood, N Sehrawat
Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a fast growing, malignant tumour arising from immature mesenchymal cells, committed to skeletal muscle differentiation. It is more often seen in the paediatric population and constitutes less than 1% of all malignancies and less than 3% of all soft tissue tumours. RMS of the paranasal sinuses constitutes 10-15% of adult head and neck RMS, ethmoidal and maxillary sinuses being the most common. We report a 56-year-oldman presenting with left nasal obstruction, epistaxis on and off and left cheek swelling...
August 2016: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
Mayara Tabai, Igor Moreira Hazboun, Emerson Taro Inoue Sakuma, Marcelo Hamilton Sampaio, Eulalia Sakano
Introduction. A range of traumatic, vascular, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic processes can affect the orbit and its structures. In the area of otolaryngology, the rhino-orbital-cerebral involvement of invasive fungal rhinosinusitis can affect the orbit, which may look like initially a rhinosinusitis or even mimic malignancy. Case Presentation. Female patient, 32 years old, with headache and ocular proptosis. She was using prednisone in immunosuppressive doses for a year and had breast cancer treated three years earlier...
2016: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Marcin Fraczek, Maciej Guzinski, Monika Morawska-Kochman, Tomasz Krecicki
The aim of the study was to compare visualisation of the surgically relevant anatomical structures via low- and standard-dose multidetector CT protocol in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and higher risk for perioperative complications (i.e. presence of bronchial asthma, history of sinus surgery and advanced nasal polyposis). 135 adult CRS patients were divided randomly into standard-dose (120 kVp, 100 mAs) or low-dose CT groups (120 kVp, 45 mAs). The detectability of the vital anatomical structures (anterior ethmoid artery, optic nerve, cribriform plate and lamina papyracea) was scored using a five-point scale (from excellent to unacceptable) by a radiologist and sinus surgeon...
August 23, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Tadasu Sato, Nobuyuki Sasahara, Noriyuki Kanda, Yu Sasaki, Yu Yamaguma, Souichi Kokubun, Takehiro Yajima, Hiroyuki Ichikawa
Immunohistochemistry for protein gene product 9.5 (PGP 9.5), calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and the transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 2 (TRPV2) was performed on human paranasal sinuses. It was found that in the paranasal sinuses, mucous membranes contain PGP 9.5-immunoreactive (PGP 9.5-IR) nerve fibers. Such nerve fibers terminated around large blood vessels as fine varicosities. Isolated PGP 9.5-IR nerve fibers were scattered beneath the epithelium. Glandular tissues were also innervated by PGP 9...
August 24, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
Raluca Ancuta Roman, Mihaela Hedeşiu, Mirela Gersak, Floarea Fidan, Grigore Băciuţ, Mihaela Băciuţ
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To asses, by using the Cone Beam CT (CBCT) reformatted images, the presence of anatomical variants of the sinonasal cavities and to determine the correlation of these variations with the onset of maxillary sinus inflammations. METHOD: The study is a retrospective one and consists of the investigation of 130 patients with CBCT imaging, patients that were referred to the Maxillo-Facial Clinic, Radiology Department of the Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, for clinical symptoms of sinusitis within a period of 24 months...
2016: Clujul Medical (1957)
Yoshiyuki Kitaguchi, Yasuhiro Takahashi, Jacqueline Mupas-Uy, Hirohiko Kakizaki
The aim of this study was to identify characteristics of dehiscence of the lamina papyracea found on computed tomography (CT) before orbital and endonasal endoscopic surgeries.The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent orbital tumor removal, orbital decompression, and dacryocystorhinostomy from January 2012 to December 2015. The diagnosis of dehiscence of the lamina papyracea was made based on a bone defect with protrusion of orbital fat into the ethmoid sinus on CT, with no history of orbital trauma and/or eye movement disturbance on the same side...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
G Peyraga, C Lafond, Y Pointreau, P Giraud, P Maingon
The nasal cavity and parasinusal cancer are rare (10% of tumors of the head and neck) and are mainly represented by squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal cavity or the maxillary sinus and adenocarcinoma of the ethmoid sinus (occupational disease, wood dust). The most common clinical sign is nasal obstruction, but tumors can also manifest as rhinorrhea and/or epistaxis (usually unilateral signs). A magnetic resonance imaging of the facial structure is systematic for staging before treatment. The treatment consists of a first surgery if the patient is operable with a resectable tumor...
September 2016: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
George M Ghobrial, Mary L Pisculli, James J Evans, Jurij R Bilyk, Christopher J Farrell
A 33-year-old immunocompetent man developed rapid visual loss and a third nerve palsy secondary to acute rhinosinusitis and intracranial abscess formation. Despite endoscopic drainage of the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses and empiric broad-spectrum antibiotics, the patient experienced progressive visual and neurological decline and ultimately required craniotomy for drainage of an optic apparatus abscess. Although odontogenic sinusitis rarely results in abscess formation of the visual pathways, early recognition and immediate treatment is imperative to decrease the risk of profound and permanent visual impairment...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Vandana Mendiratta, Nitish Baisakhiya, Dalbir Singh, Ginni Datta, Amit Mittal, Parveen Mendiratta
To evaluate the incidence of anatomical variations in sinonasal area by nasal endoscopy and CT scan paranasal sinuses and to correlate the anatomical variations in sinonasal area with extent of disease. The present study was conducted on 40 patients of chronic sinusitis. All the patients underwent CT scan paranasal sinus axial and coronal view and nasal endoscopy. The most common anatomical variations were agger nasi cells (80 %), deviated nasal septum (72.5 %) and concha bullosa (47.5 %). Other anatomical variations seen in sinonasal region were uncinate process variations, paradoxical middle turbinate, haller cells, accessory ostia of maxillary sinus, multiseptated sphenoid...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
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