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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To determine the necessity of nasal packing or hemostatic agents or both following endoscopic sinus surgery. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of cases in a tertiary care sinus practice at an academic medical center. METHODS Records of 165 patients undergoing 169 endoscopic sinus surgeries were reviewed to determine the presence of(More)
Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is characterized by mucosal inflammation affecting both the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses; its causes are potentially numerous, disparate, and frequently overlapping. The more common conditions that are associated with CRS are perennial allergic and nonallergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, and anatomical mechanical obstruction(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Rhinosinusitis might have many etiologies that lead to a common presentation of inflammation and impaired mucociliary clearance. Anatomic factors were once thought to play a large role in the pathogenesis of rhinosinusitis, and septal deviation was examined in multiple studies with conflicting results. With the more recent appreciation(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to determine the location of the natural ostium of the sphenoid sinus relative to the intact superior turbinate. METHODS Forty-seven cadaveric specimens were examined. Mucosa over the sphenoethmoidal recess, superior turbinate, and posterior ethmoid was left intact. The position of the sphenoid sinus natural ostium(More)
OBJECTIVE Anterior cranial base tumors are surgically resected with combined craniofacial approaches that frequently involve disfiguring facial incisions and facial osteotomies. The authors outline three operative zones of the anterior cranial base and paranasal sinuses in which tumors can be resected with three standard surgical approaches that minimize(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is one of the most commonly performed procedures in otolaryngology. Major complications are estimated to occur in 1-3% of cases, based on early studies with relatively small patient cohorts in academic institutions. The aim of this study was to update data regarding major complication rates associated with ESS by(More)
The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation has published a supplement to this issue featuring the updated "Clinical Practice Guideline: Adult Sinusitis" as a supplement to Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. To assist in implementing the guideline recommendations, this article summarizes the rationale, purpose, and key action(More)
The fate of the middle turbinate in endoscopic sinus surgery has been a subject of debate for some time. The superior turbinate's role, however, has been largely passed over. Past anatomic descriptions and illustrations have given surgeons the incorrect impression that this structure is well superior and out of the field of dissection. Injury to the(More)
BACKGROUND Early postoperative care following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) has been suggested to minimize avoidable complications and optimize long-term outcomes. Several postoperative care strategies have been proposed but a formal comprehensive evaluation of the evidence has never been performed. The purpose of this article is to provide an(More)
The surgical management of esthesioneuroblastoma with anterior skull base involvement has traditionally been craniofacial resection, which combines a bifrontal craniotomy with a transfacial approach. The latter usually involves a disfiguring facial incision, mid-facial degloving, lateral rhinotomy, and/or extensive facial osteotomies, which may be(More)