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Type: Journal article
Title: Comprehensive surgical management of the aerosinusitis patient
Author: Weitzel, E.
McMains, K.
Wormald, P.
Citation: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 2009; 17(1):11-17
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1068-9508
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Weitzel, Major Erik K; McMains, K Christopher; and Wormald, Peter-John
Abstract: <h4>Purpose of review</h4>Provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and surgical management strategies of sinus barotrauma with attention to recent advancements in endoscopic surgical technique.<h4>Recent findings</h4>New endoscopic frontal sinus surgery techniques have been shown to be highly effective with rhinosinusitis management, but these techniques have not been evaluated with sinus barotrauma management.<h4>Summary</h4>We discuss the surgical goals and expectations with sinus barotrauma and contrast these to those with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Sinus barotrauma surgery requires anatomic patency of involved sinuses whereas CRS patients are satisfied with a lack of symptoms from any residual mucosal disease.
Keywords: Nasal Mucosa; Humans; Sinusitis; Barotrauma; Acute Disease; Tomography, X-Ray Computed; Endoscopy; Treatment Outcome; Combined Modality Therapy; Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures; Severity of Illness Index; Risk Assessment; Follow-Up Studies; Female; Male; Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
Rights: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.
RMID: 0020096981
DOI: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e32831b9caa
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