Walid Abou-Hamad

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OBJECTIVE To determine the resident flora and the level of bacterial presence of the healthy sinus cavity post-endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). SETTING University-based prospective trial. METHOD Subjects included asymptomatic patients who had undergone ESS for inflammatory disease more than 12 weeks previously. Endoscopic cultures of the sinus cavities(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting data exist about the presence of bacteria in healthy maxillary sinus cavities. This study was designed to determine the bacterial flora and to quantify the level of bacterial presence in healthy maxillary sinus cavities. METHOD Subjects included 34 patients undergoing Lefort I osteotomy for orthognathic surgery. All patients were(More)
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