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OBJECTIVES ENT surgeons are facing an ever-increasing demand to demonstrate their efficacy. The 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) is a fully validated and easy-to-use outcome measure in rhinology. Our goal was to translate and validate the SNOT-22 in a cohort of 422 French-speaking subjects. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS The French version of(More)
GOALS To give an overview on the theoretical and practical applications of chemosensory event-related potentials. METHODS Chemosensory event-related potentials (ERPs) may be elicited by brief and precisely defined odorous stimuli. Based on the principles of air-dilution olfactometry, a stimulator was developed in the late 1970s, which allows stimulation(More)
Primary ciliary dyskinesia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of which 50% with situs inversus Kartagener's syndrome. Secondary ciliary dyskinesia is a frequent observation, mostly in association with or after respiratory tract infections. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis are mostly based on the typical clinical picture, the absence of mucociliary(More)
OBJECTIVES Post-traumatic olfactory loss (PTOL) is the third most common aetiology for olfactory disorders. Mechanisms that lead to post-traumatic olfactory disorders include sinonasal affections, damage to the olfactory nerve and lesions of the cerebral olfactory centres. The purpose of this review is to present an update of this condition and to present a(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To assess the validity of transcanalicular diode laser assisted dacryocystorhinostomy (TLADCR) in the treatment of distal obstruction of the lachrymal pathways. MATERIAL AND METHOD Between June 1999 and February 2000, 29 TLADCR were performed in the ENT department on 26 patients. Surgical indications included chronic dacryocystitis in 19(More)
Upper airway patency is essential during sleep in order to avoid sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD). Nasal obstruction may have a negative impact on sleep quality and must be considered to be a co-factor in the pathophysiology of SRBD. In this paper we will discuss the relation between nasal physiology at night and sleep quality and the possible(More)
AIM OF THE STUDY To assess the validity and the limits of endoscopic endonasal orbital decompression for Graves' ophtalmopathy resistant to the medical theapy. MATERIAL AND PATIENTS Between September 1994 and May 1998, 16 patients with Graves' ophtalmopathy resistant to the medical treatment underwent an orbital decompression transnasally. 27 orbits were(More)
Crohn's disease is a chronic idiopathic slowly developing transmural inflammation of the digestive system. It usually involves the small intestine and/or the area around the anus but can also affect the entire gastrointestinal tract anywhere from the mouth to the anus. Extra intestinal manifestations occur frequently and multiple organ systems may be(More)