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The case notes of 2453 consecutive patients admitted for thyroid surgery and with successful preoperative laryngoscopy were examined retrospectively. Of the 2408 patients who had not had previous operations on the gland, 2321 proved to have benign pathology. A total of 29 patients had a preoperative vocal cord palsy of which 22 were associated with benign(More)
The endonasal endoscopic approach to the paranasal sinuses is no longer exclusively practised by a small number of dedicated super-specialists and has gained widespread acceptance in the UK. We have audited the practice of the Consultant members of the BAO-HNS via a confidential postal questionnaire with regards to the consent of their patients prior to(More)
We have performed endoscopic sinus surgery on 46 patients with chronic, polypoid rhinosinusitis since 1989. Follow-up ranged from 1 month to 6 years (mean, 28.2 months). Overall, our patients had a 50% chance either of their symptoms returning to preoperative severity or of undergoing a second endoscopic sinus procedure, by 18 to 24 months of postoperative(More)
A total of 163 children were entered into a case-control study to determine whether any causal relationship exists between otitis media with effusion (OME) requiring grommet insertion and parental smoking. One hundred children with persistent OME formed the case group and 63 children with normal ears formed the control group. The prevalence of parental(More)
One hundred nine patients with chronic rhinosinusitis underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Seventy seven patients had polyposis. The population was studied prospectively for 5 years postoperatively. Seventy two patients attended the 5 year follow-up visit. At 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 years of follow-up all outcome measures except olfactory detection(More)
Perennial rhinitis and asthma are clinical syndromes representing a range of overlapping pathologies; accurate classification should therefore precede any comparison. Although the sinonasal cavities, trachea and bronchi have a common respiratory mucosa, there are also anatomical differences. For example, the nose has a capacitance vessel network and the(More)
A chronic, destructive form of paranasal sinus aspergillosis may exist without evidence of tissue fungal invasion. In this state, the pathogen results in progressive, chronic inflammation intermediate between previously described saprophytic and invasive states. We report three such cases. This variety of aspergillosis and an analysis of the clinical and(More)
We have prospectively analysed the outcome of patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis in relation to the Lund and Mackay system of scoring the preoperative computerized tomography scan for extent of disease, and also investigated the possible links of outcome to the presence or absence of systemic respiratory tract conditions(More)
Paranasal aspergillosis is a potentially progressive continuum of disease, classically described as having four forms: allergic, non-invasive, invasive, and fulminant. The first two have been considered together as extramucosal disease whilst the latter two are both variants of tissue-invasive disease. Sphenoid aspergillosis, given its anatomical location(More)