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Functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Jamil Manji, Al-Rahim R Habib, Ameen A Amanian, Saad Alsaleh, Andrew Thamboo, Amin R Javer
PURPOSE: Synechiae formation in the middle meatus is the most common complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Our objectives were to determine the incidence of synechiae occurring in a cohort of patients that have undergone FESS and identify characteristics associated with the development of synechiae postoperatively. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of CRS patients, with or without nasal polyposis, that had undergone bilateral FESS in the past...
March 15, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Henya Sandhaus, Philip G Chen
Introduction: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a complex procedure used by otorhinolaryngologists to treat a host of nasal sinus pathologies. Due to the involved nasal anatomy and the nature of the procedure, teaching residents to use an endoscope is challenging. Simulation labs have been helpful but intraoperative instruction can still present difficulty in communication between resident and attending physicians during the teaching process. The purpose of this is to hypothesize a method of teaching intraoperatively that can be used supplemental to or independently of virtual reality teaching...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
Steven G Brooks, Michal Trope, Mariel Blasetti, Laurel Doghramji, Arjun Parasher, Jordan T Glicksman, David W Kennedy, Erica R Thaler, Noam A Cohen, James N Palmer, Nithin D Adappa
BACKGROUND: Disagreement exists about the relationship between Lund-Mackay CT scores (LMCTS) and quality-of-life outcome (QoL) measures. We investigated whether preoperative LMCTS are associated with preoperative QoL, and whether LMCTS is predictive of postoperative QoL outcomes in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients. METHODS: Adult patients with medically recalcitrant CRS (n = 665) were enrolled in a prospective, observational cohort study. Preoperative LMCTS and pre- and postoperative self-reported QoL outcomes (22-item Sino-Nasal Outcomes Test [SNOT-22]) were collected and evaluated over 12 months...
March 8, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Doaa Andejani, M Amir Mrad
INTRODUCTION: Frontal sinus enlargement has been classified into hypersinus, pneumosinus dilatans and pneumocele. CASE REPORT: A young male presented with aesthetic concerns regarding his forehead swelling. The patient had no functional disturbances. Radiographic assessment proved expansion of the frontal sinus with extreme thinning of the frontal bone. DISCUSSION: The causes of frontal sinus expansion have been listed along with a proposed management plan for each type...
February 28, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Doron D Sommer, Sadaf Arbab-Tafti, Forough Farrokhyar, Marc Tewfik, Allan Vescan, Ian J Witterick, Brian Rotenberg, Rakesh Chandra, Erik K Weitzel, Erin Wright, Jayant Ramakrishna
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to develop and evaluate the impact of an aviation-style challenge and response sinus surgery-specific checklist on potential safety and equipment issues during sinus surgery at a tertiary academic health center. The secondary goal was to assess the potential impact of use of the checklist on surgical times during, before, and after surgery. This initiative is designed to be utilized in conjunction with the "standard" World Health Organization (WHO) surgical checklist...
February 27, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Do Hyun Kim, Yong-Kil Hong, Sin-Soo Jeun, Jae-Sung Park, Soo Whan Kim, Jin Hee Cho, Yong Jin Park, Junghwan Kim, Moon Il Park, Sung Won Kim
BACKGROUND: To investigate the effect of rhinosinusitis in patients who undergo surgery via the endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal approach (EETSA). METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent surgery via the EETSA between February 2009 and November 2016. In total, 505 patients were included in the study. Preoperative paranasal sinus computed tomography, sellar magnetic resonance imaging, and nasal endoscopy were performed for all the patients...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Abhilasha Karunasagar, Santosh S Garag, Suma B Appannavar, Raghavendra D Kulkarni, Ashok S Naik
To study the microbiological profile in patients with chronic rhino-sinusitis. To correlate disease severity with the presence of biofilms and host risk factors. To assess outcome of Sinus Surgery 2 weeks post operatively in terms of presence of bacteria and their ability to form biofilm. Prospective study. 50 cases of chronic rhino-sinusitis requiring Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery admitted in SDM Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka were studied using intra-operative mucosal samples for microbiological analysis...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Daniel H Coelho, Taylor S Pence, Mostafa Abdel-Hamid, Richard M Costanzo
OBJECTIVE: All successful endonasal surgery, including functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), depends on knowledge of both anatomy and the specific variations that can occur between and within patients. Familiarity with these structures is a critical component in preventing complications from these procedures, and failure to understand subtle variation can have disastrous results. The aim of this study was to characterize the anatomical variations (if any) of the cribriform plate using a large cadaveric sample set...
February 13, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Francesca Galluzzi, Lorenzo Pignataro, Marcello Maddalone, Werner Garavello
OBJECTIVES: The main purpose was to evaluate the recurrence rate after surgery for antrochoanal polyps (ACPs) in children; secondly, we have analyzed the rate of recurrence for different types of surgery and the risk factors involved. METHODS: We performed a systematic review searching PubMed and MEDLINE databases including English-language published studies from June 1989 to October 2017 regarding surgical treatment of ACPs in children. RESULTS: We included thirteen studies, eight were retrospective and five prospective, with 285 participants, the mean rate of recurrence after ACPs surgery was 15...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Richard J Harvey, Kornkiat Snidvongs, Larry H Kalish, Gretchen M Oakley, Raymond Sacks
BACKGROUND: Persistent mucosal inflammation in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) often results in ongoing symptoms, recurrence of polypoid mucosa, infective exacerbations, and further systemic medication despite surgical intervention. Debate exists as to the most effective topical therapy in CRS. METHODS: The objective was to determine if corticosteroid delivered via a nasal irrigation or via a simple nasal spray would be more effective in controlling the symptoms and signs of CRS...
February 2, 2018: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
Seyed Javad Seyed Toutounchi, Mohamad Yazdchi, Rana Asgari, Negisa Seyed Toutounchi
Introduction: Olfactory loss in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis has been measured by different methods. However, the results have been variable, and it is not clear whether endoscopic sinus surgery significantly improves olfactory function. This study was performed to evaluate the influence of endoscopic sinus surgery on olfactory function in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Materials and Methods: In this prospective analytic study, 73 patients (mean age, 39...
January 2018: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Tien-Chien Liu, Hou-Chuan Lai, Chueng-He Lu, Yuan-Shiou Huang, Nan-Kai Hung, Chen-Hwan Cherng, Zhi-Fu Wu
Anesthesia technique may contribute to the improvement of operation room (OR) efficiency by reducing anesthesia-controlled time. We compared the difference between propofol-based total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) and desflurane anesthesia (DES) for functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) undergoing general anesthesiaWe performed a retrospective study using data collected in our hospital to compare the anesthesia-controlled time of FESS using either TIVA via target-controlled infusion with propofol/fentanyl or DES/fentanyl-based anesthesia between January 2010 and December 2011...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ahmad M Alaraj, Yasser H Al-Faky, Adel H Alsuhaibani
PURPOSES: To study the ophthalmic manifestations of patients with allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) and evaluate the importance of early diagnosis and management in preventing the possible future complications of AFS. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 100 patients with the diagnosis of AFS from a single institution was performed. Age, gender, clinical presentation including ophthalmic and radiological findings, immune status, patterns of sinus involvement, medical and surgical intervention needed, laboratory results, and the course of the disease were evaluated...
January 30, 2018: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Naga V Vemuri, Lakshmi S P Karanam, Venkatesh Manchikanti, Srinivas Dandamudi, Sampath K Puvvada, Vineet K Vemuri
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak occurs due to a defect in the dura and skull base. Trauma remains the most common cause of CSF leak; however, a significant number of cases are iatrogenic, and result from a complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Early diagnosis of CSF leak is of paramount importance to prevent life-threatening complications such as brain abscess and meningitis. Imaging plays a crucial role in the detection and characterization of CSF leaks. Three-dimensional, isotropic, high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) accurately detects the site and size of the bony defect...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Douglas A Hardesty, Alaa S Montaser, Ricardo L Carrau, Daniel M Prevedello
The endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) to the ventral skull base has greatly increased in popularity over the last two decades. So-called expanded EEA have opened corridors to pathology off-midline, including lesions within the cavernous sinus and Meckel's cave. A standard EEA exposure into the sphenoid sinus allows visualization of the medial cavernous sinus; a transpterygoid approach allows for surgical manipulation of the lateral cavernous sinus and Meckel's cave contents. Pituitary adenomas, meningiomas, and schwannomas are the most common pathologies in this region...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
Yazeed Alghonaim, Salwa ALRashed ALHumaid, Abdullah Arafat
BACKGROUND: Ossifying fibroma is a rare benign fibro-osseous lesion seen in the bones of the head and neck area. It is mostly found in the mandible followed by the maxilla and rarely in the paranasal sinuses along with the orbit and skull bones. CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old male patient presented with headache and incidental finding of a right ethmoidal sinus ossifying fibroma by paranasal-sinuses CT scan and MRI of the face. A flexible fiber-optic nasal endoscopy examination revealed a right side fullness...
December 26, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Jan Alessandro Socher, Jonas Mello, Barbara Batista Baltha
Introduction  Many patients undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery still have an uncontrolled clinical disease in the late post-operative period. Up to 11.4% of the patients will require a revision surgery. Findings such as the residual uncinated process and the lateralization of the middle turbinate were considered by some studies as being responsible for failure in the primary surgery. Objectives  To describe the tomographical findings in adult patients undergoing revision endoscopic sinus surgery, the profile of those patients, and verify the mucosal thickening level of the paranasal sinus...
January 2018: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
M Chan, S Carrie
BACKGROUND: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a common procedure performed within otolaryngology, but it carries potential for significant life-changing complications. It is therefore essential that trainees undergo adequate training. The European Working Time Directive has led to reduced operating time for the trainee surgeon. With variable access and the cost implications associated with cadaveric specimens, simulation can be an invaluable educational resource in surgical training...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
L K Ai, X Wu, J N Wang, J Li, Y Wu, J Zhou, W X Song, R L Guo
Objective: Strabismus with diplopia is the main orbital complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This study was to analyze clinical findings, treatment and outcomes of such cases. Methods: Retrospective case series. Twenty-three cases were divided into 3 groups based on the disease severity: group A, partial transection of the medial rectus muscle, group B, complete transection of the medical rectus, group C, transection of the medial rectus combined with the other orbital injuries. Complete ophthalmology examinations, including eye alignment, eye motility, force duction test, force generation test, general eye exam, and medical imaging (orbital CT or MRI), were performed for each case...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
Anjan Das, Hirak Biswas, Anindya Mukherjee, Sandip Roy Basunia, Subinay Chhaule, Tapobrata Mitra, Partha Sarathi Halder, Subrata Kumar Mandal
Background: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is the mainstay therapeutic management for nasal pathologies. We evaluated flupirtine, a centrally acting analgesic, for producing perfect perioperative conditions in FESS for adults in a day-care setting. Materials and Methods: Sixty-two patients (25-40 years) scheduled for FESS under general anesthesia were randomly divided into Group F (n = 31) receiving preoperative flupirtine (100 mg) and Group C (n = 31) receiving identical-looking placebo capsule per oral 60 min before induction of anesthesia...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
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