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Type: Journal article
Title: Does mucosal remodeling in chronic rhinosinusitis result in irreversible mucosal disease?
Author: Bassiouni, A.
Naidoo, Y.
Wormald, P.
Citation: Laryngoscope, 2012; 122(1):225-229
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0023-852X
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Ahmed Bassiouni, Yuresh Naidoo, and Peter-John Wormald
Abstract: Mucosal remodeling in the sinuses is a recently described phenomenon in which the mucosa undergoes potentially irreversible changes as a result of ongoing underlying inflammatory processes. Research into remodeling that occurs in the bronchial airways in asthmatic patients has led to modification of asthma treatment guidelines. However, remodeling in the sinuses has still not led to changes in current medical or surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis. Upper airway remodeling constitutes a new area of research that poses many unanswered clinical questions and may potentially alter the management of patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis.
Keywords: chronic rhinosinusitis; mucosal remodelling; upper airway remodelling; irreversible disease; irreversible mucosal changes; refractory chronic rhinosinusitis; recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis; radical sinus surgery
Rights: Copyright 2011 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
RMID: 0020115878
DOI: 10.1002/lary.22374
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