Ashleigh A Halderman

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It remains unclear whether SSCD syndrome, characterized by onset of vestibular symptoms in the setting of loud noises, is a congenital or acquired condition. The purpose of this investigation was to assess the prevalence of SSCD on imaging among multiple age groups to determine whether this condition is more likely to be congenital or(More)
OBJECTS Restylane is a relatively new material being used for temporary vocal fold medialization. Few studies have evaluated the safety, complication rate, and length of benefit derived from Restylane injection medialization. We report on 64 patients who underwent office-based injection medialization with Restylane to establish the safety of and length of(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous invasive fungal sinusitis (CGIFS) is rare and a consensus on ideal management is lacking. We present an extensive case managed successfully with a conservative approach. METHODS Case report and literature review. RESULTS The patient presented with unilateral proptosis, papilledema, and headache. Imaging revealed an(More)
BACKGROUND Vasomotor rhinitis (VMR) is one of the most prevalent forms of nonallergic rhinitis. In the past, when maximal medical therapy failed, surgical options were limited. Vidian neurectomy (VN) was one option; however, it was fraught with complications and limited success. The advent of endoscopic sinus surgery revitalized interest in surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Use of balloon catheter dilation in the management of paranasal sinus diseases, including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, remains controversial. In an effort to gain some clarity about its evolving role, we surveyed members of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS). METHOD Online survey. RESULTS ARS Members(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate differences in sinus surgery rates in the US Medicaid population by ethnicities. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective administrative database analysis. SETTING US-based outpatient settings. METHODS All patients from the MarketScan Medicaid database with endoscopic sinus surgery from 2009 to 2013 were stratified by ethnicity, age (5-year(More)
The nasal cavity has a robust vascular supply, and bleeding is a primary obstacle to the minimally invasive skull base technique. Venous bleeding, including the cavernous sinus, can be managed with various techniques using hemostatic materials and pressure. A thorough understanding of the skull base vascular anatomy is vital for avoiding injury to major(More)
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a prevalent condition that is heterogeneous in disease characteristics and multifactorial in cause. Although sinonasal mucosal inflammation in CRS is often either reversible or well-managed medically and surgically, a significant proportion of patients has a refractory form of CRS despite maximal therapy. Two of the several(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental factors such as inhaled pollutants like cigarette smoke may play a significant role in diseases of the upper airway including chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Recent studies have shown that cigarette smoke causes impaired airway epithelial cell barrier function likely through environmental oxidative stress related pathways. The purpose(More)
The inflammatory mechanisms that contribute to chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP) are complex. In the past, medical options for treating CRSwNP have been limited. Emerging classes of immunomodulators such as omalizumab, anti-leukotrienes, anti-IL-4, anti-IL-5, and recognition of the modulating effects of macrolides have shown promising(More)