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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)
OBJECTIVE To review our experience with the use of endoscopic optic nerve decompression in traumatic blindness. METHOD We did a retrospective analysis of patients with traumatic blindness that underwent endoscopic decompression of the optic canal to determine postoperative visual acuity and correlate it to preoperative visual loss and intraoperative(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)
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)
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of the hemostatic agent, FloSeal (FS), on bleeding and healing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery. METHODS We performed randomized, double-blinded, controlled study at a tertiary care center. Patient nasal sides were randomized to FS or control. After completion of sinus surgery, FS was(More)