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Arkadi Yakirevitch, Assaf Arie Barg, Lev Bedrin, Adi Primov-Fever, Michael Wolf, Lela Migirov
The incidence of acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFR) is rising due to more aggressive chemotherapy and longer survival of immunosuppressed patients. Early diagnosis and appropriate but nonmutilating surgical treatment are particularly problematic in the pediatric population. This study aimed to evaluate the outcome of surgery for pediatric AIFR. Medical records of children surgically treated for AIFR between 1998 and 2014 were reviewed. Diagnosis was based on both histopathological and microbiological confirmation...
2015: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Ozgür Tarkan, Barbaros Karagün, Süleyman Ozdemir, Ulkü Tuncer, Ozgür Sürmelioğlu, Erdinç Cekiç, Karahan Kara
OBJECTIVES: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFR) is an aggressive fungal infection in immunocompromised patients with high mortality rates. The aim of this study is to present our experiences on endonasal treatment in immunocompromised pediatric hematology-oncology patients with AIFR. METHODS: Thirteen pediatric hematology-oncology patients treated for AIFR between March 2006 and December 2011 were analyzed retrospectively. We reviewed the following data for all patients: age, gender, predisposing disease, initial symptoms, pathological diagnosis, microbiological results, laboratory findings, surgical procedure, number of operations and treatment outcomes...
October 2012: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Fikret Kasapoglu, Hakan Coskun, Omer Afsin Ozmen, Halis Akalin, Beyza Ener
OBJECTIVE: Acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) is a serious disease with a high mortality and morbidity rate, which almost always affects immunocompromised patients and/or patients with diabetes mellitus. Our purpose was to present the diagnostic and therapeutic management and outcome of these patients. STUDY DESIGN: Case series with chart review. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-six patients, who were operated on because of AIFRS between September 1999 and June 2009, were retrospectively evaluated in this study...
November 2010: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
A Cazzavillan, R M Gaini, L Pignataro, E Piacentini, G Leo
The treatment of rhinosinusitis in children is mostly medical. Surgery is indicated in few but important exceptions: orbital or intracranial complications of acute rhinosinusitis not responding to medical therapy, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with persisting sinonasal infection and purulent discharge, cystic fibrosis, ciliary diskinesia, dacryocystitis due to sinusitis and resistant to medical treatment, fungal rhinosinusitis. According to recent data, 50 percent of ENT specialist perform an adenoidectomy to manage CRS before endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)...
January 2010: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
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