Do patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), with and without a migraine history, experience comparable quality-of-life (QOL) improvement after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)?
Background: CRS and migraine, both of which are common, have overlapping symptomatology. In patients with CRS, comorbid migraine can confound clinical decisions and QOL outcomes. Medically refractory CRS is effectively treated with ESS, a decision that is partly informed by clinical studies. But there is no way to discern preoperatively whether headache, facial pain and pressure, and nasal congestion are manifestations of a migraine or the direct result of sinonasal inflammation.
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Study design: Retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort enrolled between September 2004 and November 2012.
Setting: Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Oregon Sinus Center, Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland.| | | Next → | Single Page