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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 and Head and Neck Surgery, 2009; 17(1):11-17
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 1068-9508
1531-6998
Statement of
Responsibility: 
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.
DOI: 10.1097/MOO.0b013e32831b9caa
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