Osama A. Marglani

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OBJECTIVES Mucormycosis is an acute and often fatal infection caused by a fungus of the Mucorales order of the Zygomycetes class. In the majority of cases, it is associated with an underlying disorder, such as diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis, or with immunocompromising factors, but it may appear in healthy people, although rarely. Early diagnosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE Retromaxillary pneumatization of posterior ethmoid (PE) air cells is an area that is yet to have appropriate description in rhinologic literature. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Tertiary care hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS First, 524 sides in 262 paranasal sinus computed tomography scans were analyzed: 350 normal sides(More)
Allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS) is a non-invasive form of allergic sinusitis, resulting from the IgE-mediated hypersensitivity reaction to fungal antigen in atopic individuals. It was first described in 1983 by Katzenstein.1 It usually follows a slow, non-aggressive course, and a wide variety of fungal agents have been implicated, with the vast majority(More)
BACKGROUND Accidental injury of lamina papyracea (LP) remains one of the most common complications reported in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) even in most recent studies. The purpose of this study was to categorize the LP position radiologically and from an endoscopic perspective. METHODS A total of 207 computed tomography (CT) scans (414 sides) including(More)
OBJECTIVE Evidence surrounding systemic absorption of gentamicin during intraoperative irrigation of the paranasal sinuses is lacking. The objectives of this study were to determine (1) if topical gentamicin is absorbed from the paranasal sinuses, (2) if hearing loss occurs following topical administration of gentamicin, and (3) if gentamicin placed within(More)
نم أشنت .ةردان ةديمح ماروأ يه )ةيفيللا( ةيطابرلا مارولأا عباط تاذ يهو .مسلجا ءاحنأ عيمج يف ةيلضعلا لكايهلا لدعم عافترا ىلإ ىدأ امم ، ةرواجلما هيللمحا ةجسنلأل يحاشترا ةردنل ًارظن و .يحارلجا لاصئتسلاا دعب مرولا عوجر ةبسنو نع غلابلإاب انمق اننإف ، ةبقرلاو سأرلا ةقطنم يف مارولأا هذه يف اهجلاعو قنعلا ىلعأ يف يطابرلا مرولاب اهصيخشت تم ةلاح جلاعل هرفوتلما(More)
BACKGROUND With continuing advancements in minimally invasive endoscopic nasal and sinus surgical techniques, image-guided endoscopic transsphenoidal approaches to the pituitary gland and anterior skull base have progressively become more popular. METHODS Clinical records were reviewed retrospectively from 2001 to 2006. Twenty-nine consecutive patients(More)
BACKGROUND Assessing surgical competency in otolaryngology is challenging, and residency programs are now responsible for ensuring the surgical competency of their graduates. Therefore, more objective assessment tools are being incorporated into the evaluation process. Objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATSs) tools have been developed(More)