Is a centrally limited radiological pattern more likely to be associated with inhalant allergen sensitization among chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients?
A central radiological pattern of mucosal disease is associated with inhalant allergen sensitization.
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Background: Polypoid edema of the middle turbinate is a marker of inhalant allergy. Extensive edematous changes may result in limited central nasal and sinus disease, called central compartment atopic disease (CCAD), which may give rise to CRS. Radiologically, this is seen as soft tissue thickening in the central portion of the sinonasal cavity with or without paranasal sinus involvement.
Study design: Diagnostic cross-sectional study of 112 consecutive CRS patients without prior sinus surgery, representing 224 sides, at a tertiary referral clinic.| | | Next → | Single Page