Iatrogenic maxillary sinus recirculation and beyond.

  title={Iatrogenic maxillary sinus recirculation and beyond.},
  author={Michael T Gutman and Steve M Houser},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  volume={82 1},
Recirculation of nasal mucus occurs when secretions that have been transported out of the natural maxillary ostium return to the sinus via a surgically created or accessory ostium. Recirculation increases the risk of persistent sinus infection. In this article, we describe a case of mucus recirculation in a patient who had not responded to two previous sinus surgeries for recurrent rhinosinusitis. We also postulate the possibility of ethmoid recirculation. 

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