Uncommon causes of fungal sinusitis from Eastern India
R Ujjwayini, S DuttaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):332-333
This study reported a case of maxillary aspergillosis with a complete headache and eye pain after tooth extraction with a large abscess in the relative jaw. Tenderness in the right temporal, lower jaw numbness and right eye proptosis was found. Histopathological examination was the suggestion of maxillary sinusitis with a fungal ball of aspergillus. PMID: 31719967 [PubMed]
Conclusions: Preoperative visual acuity is the predictive factor for postoperative visual acuity in patients with rhinogenic optic neuropathy, but even if the preoperative visual acuity is less than light perception, it can be improved by surgical treatment. PMID: 31687196 [PubMed]
"In-Office Balloon Sinus Ostial Dilation with Concurrent Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Therapy for Chronic Rhinosinusitis without Nasal Polyps". Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2019 Nov 05;:3489419887195 Authors: Higgins TS, Öcal B, Adams R, Wu AW Abstract OBJECTIVE: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) and balloon sinus ostial dilation (BSD) are well-recognized minimally invasive surgical treatments for chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP) refractory symptoms to medical therapy. Patients on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies (AAT) usually are recommended to disco...
Conclusion.: A simple algorithm to optimize the preoperative diagnosis of MFB was developed. Physicians should be aware of such findings in the management of patients presenting with unilateral CMS. PMID: 31674170 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine whether there is any correlation between dacryocystitis with deviated nasal septum and sinusitis. A retrospective study of 50 patients who were diagnosed with dacryocystitis were included in the study. The patients included were operated between July 2018 and February 2017. All patients were assessed and operated by a single surgeon. We found in the study that 38 patients had deviated nasal septum to the diseased side and were operated for better achievement ofsurgical field and also for relieving the symptom ofnasal obstruction in those patients. It was also found that th...
Purpose: Invasive fungal sinusitis is a rare but potentially lethal disease that primarily affects immunocompromised patients. The purpose of this study was to review an academic medical center’s experience in the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of invasive fungal sinusitis. Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed at a single institution over a 17-year period. Medical records, radiographic imaging, and operative reports were analyzed. Bivariate and multivariable analyses were performed to determine factors that affected visual acuity outcomes and mortality. Results: Fifty-five patients with...
ConclusionOrbital complications of ethmoiditis are frequent. No clinical or biological criteria seem to predict the severity of orbital lesions. Both orbital and brain CT scan could help detect eventual complications on time to adapt antibiotic treatment and eventually bring forward surgical intervention.
Patients with asthma often experience nasal symptoms, from comorbid allergic rhinitis and sinusitis to nasal polyposis. We evaluated reductions in nasal symptoms as a function of baseline blood eosinophil counts (BEC) for patients in a Phase IIb study of benralizumab.
Rhinorrhea is a common presenting symptom of chronic allergic rhinosinusitis. However cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak can mimic allergic rhinorrhea, which when missed can lead to complications.
Allergic fungal sinusitis is caused by a hypersensitivity reaction to fungal allergens in atopic individuals, which can cause significant pathology.