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Over the last decade, we have observed a high frequency of Aspergillus rhinosinusitis in french medical centers. The epidemiological data, clinical presentations, radiology, mycology and histology results of 173 consecutive patients with paranasal sinus fungus balls who were admitted from 1989 to 2002 have been reviewed. The most common symptoms included(More)
OBJECTIVES To set out good practice guidelines for locoregional extension assessment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (excluding nasopharynx, nasal cavities and sinuses). MATERIALS AND METHODS A critical multidisciplinary review of the literature on locoregional extension assessment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck was(More)
Mechanisms regulating sinus growth are poorly understood. We report a series of six cases of unilateral choanal atresia and discuss the role of nasal ventilation on sinus growth. The presence and the size of the sinus cavities are the main parameters. Our preliminary results suggest that sinus growth is independent of nasal ventilation.
We report our experience with 10 cases of sphenoidal aspergillomas treated by endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Chronic symptoms such as cough, post-nasal discharge, dysphonia and even facial pain can be encountered in the history. Computerised tomography and, occasionally, magnetic resonance imaging are of great help in the assessment of this disease,(More)
Parotid pleomorphic adenoma is the most frequent tumor of salivary glands. The prognosis depends on the recurrences because they could lead to iatrogenic events (facial paralysis). Moreover the risk of malignant transformation increases with the number of local relapses. This article aims at reviewing histological and radiological criteria and the surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Nasal polyposis is an inflammatory disorder which pathophysiology remains unclear. Several clinical associations are described according to co-morbidities (asthma, allergy...). OBJECTIVE To analyze the efficacy of a standardized surgical procedure in 65 patients with nasal polyposis, enrolled in three categories according to the presence of(More)
Malignant sinonasal tumors are the most frequent facial malignancies in adults. Assessment of these tumors requires a multidisciplinary approach and imaging plays a major role to define the precise tumor location, volume and extension and to plan post-treatment follow-up. MRI provides superior differentiation between tumor and surrounding tissues and(More)
OBJECTIVES This report presents the French Society of ORL (SFORL) guidelines for exploration for remote metastasis and synchronous second cancer in initial staging of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS An exhaustive literature review was analyzed by a multidisciplinary work-group. RESULTS The thorax is the most frequent(More)
Postoperative bleeding following abdominal surgery is relatively rare and mainly depends on the type of surgery. Although bleeding is usually controlled by simple local treatment of symptoms, specific treatment including surgery or interventional radiology is sometimes necessary. This article reviews the clinical features that must be recognized depending(More)
Two cases of paranasal schwannomas are reported. These tumors are rare. Its symptomatology is no specific explaining the late diagnosis. The contribution of radiology and endoscopy for this pathology is analysed. Ct scan and MRI state precisely the extension and the relations of the tumor. Endoscopy improves the endonasal exam pre and post operative and may(More)