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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to show the effect of endoscopic sinus surgery on subjective headache scores in patients diagnosed with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) with or without nasal polyps. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data from 201 patients over a 2-year period. Headache and Sino-Nasal Outcomes Test(More)
We conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of Samter's triad (nasal polyps, asthma, and aspirin sensitivity) in 208 consecutively presenting patients who had undergone functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for chronic rhinosinusitis from September 2001 through August 2003. Overall, Samter's triad was found in 10 patients (4.8%);(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is characterized by inflammation of the mucosa of the nose and paranasal sinuses. The role of bacterial or fungal infection in CRS is unclear, yet antimicrobials are commonly prescribed for this condition. Published guidelines offer little direction regarding antibiotic strategies for CRS. The purpose of this article(More)
Chronic hyperplastic eosinophilic sinusitis is an inflammatory disease that results in the accumulation of eosinophils, fibroblasts, mast cells, and goblet cells at the site of injury. A common feature of this disease is the presence of nasal polyposis (NP). The current studies were designed to assess the contribution of interleukin (IL)-4 to(More)
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is an uncommon but important medical condition. It can result from trauma, intracranial hypertension, or be idiopathic in origin. If left untreated, significant sequelae can result including infectious meningitis. Beta-2 transferrin is a sensitive and specific protein marker for CSF. Various radiographic modalities have(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to report on objective and subjective outcomes of patients with Samter's triad (ST) treated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), and correlate these results with aspirin desensitization (DS) in patients. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in 15 patients requiring(More)
There is controversy regarding the timing of repair and the use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients with animal bites to the head and neck. In this paper we review our experience with such wounds, and address surgical management and the use of prophylactic antibiotic therapy. A retrospective review of the medical records of 29 patients with animal bites(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Multiple reports show that the extent of disease on computer tomography (CT) of the sinuses does not correlate with patients' subjective sinus symptom scores. In the current study, sinus symptom scores of patients with normal findings on sinus CT scans are compared with sinus symptom scores of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis and(More)
Teratomas of the head and neck are uncommon. They are composed of tissues from all three germ layers with varying degrees of differentiation. They arise from pluripotent stem cells and ectopic embryonic nongerm cells. Head and neck teratomas most commonly emerge during the neonatal period and are associated with airway obstruction and high rates of(More)