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BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is increasingly viewed as an inflammatory condition of the sinonasal mucosa interacting with bacteria and/or fungi. However, factors conferring susceptibility to disease remain unknown. Advances in genomics offer powerful tools to explore this disorder. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of single(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims at describing primary reconstruction of sella turcica using lyophilized dura graft and fibrin glue without fat packing of the sphenoid sinus, together with postoperative lumbar drain in the management of intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. METHOD Records of 127 consecutive patients undergoing 129 transnasal(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to bacterial products in early life could protect against development of atopy. We examined the effect of bacterial lipopolysaccharide on allergic inflammation and expression of cytokines and lipopolysaccharide receptor (toll-like receptor 4 TLR4) in nasal mucosa of 15 atopic children and ten atopic adults. METHODS Explanted mucosa was(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is a technically challenging procedure, associated with a significant risk of complications. Virtual reality simulation has demonstrated benefit in many disciplines as an important educational tool for surgical training. Within the field of rhinology, there is a lack of ESS simulators with appropriate validity(More)
The surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis has evolved considerably in the last decade. We currently have a more refined understanding of the various disease entities that make up the generic diagnosis of chronic rhinosinusitis. This has led to the development of more sophisticated medical and surgical therapy for the different entities. Failure of(More)
The facial and vestibulocochlear nerves emanate from the brain stem and then run parallel to each other within the internal auditory canal prior to their more peripheral distribution. Although anatomic connections between the facial and cochlear nerves have been described, reports outlining facial-vestibular anastomoses are few and may be found primarily in(More)
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