Toronto—When dealing with patients who have complex sinus disease who have failed a number of treatments, there are still various approaches the otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon can use. Some of these include getting additional imaging done to confirm the extent of disease, finding a neurologist who will do specific and even uncommon tests to find the causes of headache, and taking biopsies.
Explore this issue:May 2006
These and other approaches were discussed by a panel of experts here at the meeting of the Eastern Section of the Triological Society. Marvin Fried, MD, Professor and Chair of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY, moderated.
Dr. Fried presented several case studies for discussion, the first being a post-operative sinusitis patient who returned with various symptoms, including persistent left nasal congestion, eustachian dysfunction, anterior left and posterior right septal deviation, and some retraction of the left tympanic membrane. No mucosal disease was present and he had failed topical steroid treatment.| | | Next → | Single Page