Karolina Hydzik-Sobocińska

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INTRODUCTION Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with nasal polyposis (NP) may be associated with hypersensitivity to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, representing a syndrome of aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to validate a simple measurement of urinary leukotriene E4 (uLTE4) excretion for the diagnosis of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is frequently accompanied by other symptoms, such as visual and auditory disturbances or pain. The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence of auditory symptoms accompanying HFS using subjective and objective methods, their relation with other HFS symptoms, and their resolution after botulinum toxin (BTX-A)(More)
This article presents the observed correlation between the advancement of inflammatory lesions in paranasal sinuses found on computed tomography and microbiological specimen results in chronic sinusitis. The examined study group consisted of 28 patients, aged 19-59 years, in whom endoscopic sinus surgery was performed. In each patient prior to planned(More)
It is estimated that in Europe 10% of adults suffer from chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis can be caused by many different diseases that share chronic inflammation of the sinuses as a common symptom. Rhinitis can be caused by stomach acid coming up from the stomach into the esophagus, which successively can result in chronic sinusitis. The current gold(More)
Osteomas are relatively common, benign, slow-growing, often asymptomatic neoplasms of the paranasal sinuses, occurring mainly in frontal and ethmoid sinuses. Surgical removal is done if they extend beyond the boundaries of the sinus, keep enlarging, are localised in the region adjacent to the nasofrontal duct, or if signs of chronic sinusitis are present(More)
BACKGROUND Otitis media is a frequent condition. Chronic infections of the middle ear can lead to defects of bony walls and development of complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed prospective analysis of patients operated on chronic otitis media in ENT Department Jagiellonian University of Krakow between 2004-2008. Nearly 650 operations on ears(More)
INTRODUCTION Intracranial complications of sinusitis (cerebral, epidural, and subdural abscesses, meningitis, and dural sinus thrombophlebitis) remain a challenging and current topic. Although they are nowadays relatively rare, prompt recognition of these disease states is important to prevent permanent neurological deficit or fatality. Infection may spread(More)
BACKGROUND Subperiosteal inflammatory disease, subperiosteal abscess and orbital cellulitis are the most common sequelae of both acute and chronic sinusitis. Early, appropriate evaluation and management observing signs and symptoms of orbital inflammation are required to prevent blindness. Computerised tomography (CT) is the investigation of choice in(More)
INTRODUCTION The frequency of different factors causing cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea (CFR) has lately changed. The incidence of iatrogenic CFR has reached 10% of all cases of CFR, due to an increasing number of endoscopic operations of the sinuses and skull base, while idiopathic CFR is nowadays very rare. The current treatment method for CFR is surgical(More)
INTRODUCTION Cases of isolated lesions of the sphenoid sinus are rare. For descriptive purposes, clinicians divide them into inflammatory and non-inflammatory with prevalence of the former. Symptoms of the sphenoid sinus disease are difficult to characterise, the most common of them being vague headache and visual disturbances. Thorough preoperative(More)