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2013 | May-August | Volume 6 | Issue 2

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Editorial

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/aijcr-6-2-v  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

REVIEW ARTICLE

Bandar Al Qahtani, Mariam S Al-Amro

Sinonasal Inverted Papilloma and the Dilemma of Treatments

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:61 - 63]

Keywords: Sinonasal,Inverted papilloma,Management,Review

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1153  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Al-Qahtani BM, Al-Amro MS. Sinonasal Inverted Papilloma and the Dilemma of Treatments. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):61-63.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Raj Kumar, Meenakshi Mishra, Arunabha Chakravarti

Skin Sensitivity to Aeroallergens in Allergic Rhinitis

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:64 - 66]

Keywords: Allergic rhinitis,Aeroallergens,Environmental control,Immunotherapy

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1154  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Background

Allergic rhinitis is a common IgE-mediated inflammatory condition of the nasal mucosa. Skin prick test (SPT) remains the most useful test for detecting specific allergic triggers associated with allergic rhinitis.

Objective

Our objective was to study the sensitivity to common aeroallergens in allergic rhinitis patients using SPT

Materials and methods

We conducted SPT to 65 common aeroallergens on 100 patients more than 12 years of age with symptoms suggestive of allergic rhinitis.

Results

Sixty-one patients (61%) tested positive for at least one aeroallergen, of which, 54 patients (88.52%) showed polysensitization while seven patients (11.48%) showed monosensitization. The most common aeroallergen group implicated in SPT positivity was insects (48%); housefly (34%) being the most commonly implicated insect.

Conclusion

This study highlights a high prevalence of sensitivity to aeroallergens in the Indian scenario. It stresses upon the fact that environmental control measures might still prove to be the mainstay of treatment in our scenario, owing to housefly being the most commonly implicated aeroallergen.

How to cite this article

Mishra M, Chakravarti A, Kumar R. Skin Sensitivity to Aeroallergens in Allergic Rhinitis. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):64-66.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nishi Sonkhya, Divij Sonkhya

Endoscopic Management of Meningoencephaloceles and other Cranial Base Defects using Septal Cartilage

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:67 - 71]

Keywords: Cerebrospinal fluid leak,Meningocele,Meningoencephalocele,Nasal septal cartilage

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1155  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Objective

To study and analyze 40 cases managed endoscopically of meningoencephaloceles and other cranial base defects using septal cartilage.

Design

Prospective, interventional case series.

Materials and methods

This study was conducted in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology SMS Medical College from 2006 to 2011. The study consisted of evaluations of self-reported and referred patients who presented to ENT OPD and emergency. In all the cases a detailed history and clinical examination was done. All the patients underwent nasal endoscopic examination. Computed tomographic (CT) scans were obtained for all cases. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT cisternography was done in some of the cases.

Results

Success of the treatment was defined as resolution of symptoms, stoppage of leak, no recurrence, no complication and regular follow-up. A total of 40 cases were managed between 2006 and 2011 and were reviewed. The main presentation was of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in 22 cases with most common cause being traumatic. Fovea ethmoidalis being the most common site involved in 19 cases.

Conclusion

Endoscopic repair is the most modern and best result-oriented tool in the armamentarium of a surgeon to handle CSF leaks and with use of septal cartilage the results are less burdened with recurrences and failures.

How to cite this article

Mehta R, Sonkhya D, Sonkhya N . Endoscopic Management of Meningoencephaloceles and other Cranial Base Defects using Septal Cartilage. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):67-71.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Raghunath Shanbag, Vijay Bidkar, Ashok Naik, Roshan Jalisatgi

Endoscope-assisted External Approach for Lateral Lesions in Frontal Sinus

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:5] [Pages No:72 - 76]

Keywords: Frontal sinus,Cerebrospinal fluid leak,Mucocele,Brow incision

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1156  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Background

Lesions of the frontal sinus (FS) are always a surgical challenge. Conventional endonasal endoscopic techniques do not provide complete access inside the FS. This is especially true with laterally placed lesions like mucocele or post-traumatic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak from FS. Standard procedures like osteoplastic flap and endoscopic modified Lothrop are not feasible for these smaller unilateral lesions with normally functioning contralateral sinus.

Study design

Retrospective case study of laterally placed posterior table CSF leak and frontal mucocele were evaluated for their clinical presentation, radiological, operative findings and follow-up.

Conclusion

Complete external approaches to the lateral lesion of FS are associated with high morbidity. Ability of the endoscopes to visualize lateral and posterior extents of the FS directly through the brow incision helps in complete repair/ excision of these lesions without any difficulty.

How to cite this article

Shanbag R, Bidkar V, Naik A, Jalisatgi R. Endoscope-assisted External Approach for Lateral Lesions in Frontal Sinus. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):72-76.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nitin Kumar Jain, Siddharth Vashistha, Sandeep Kaushik

Comparative Study of Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryorhinostomy with or without Intraoperative Mitomycin C

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:77 - 79]

Keywords: Mitomycin C,Endoscopic,Dacryocystorhinostomy

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1157  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Objective

Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) has known advantages over external DCR as a less invasive method without the need of any skin incision. Mitomycin C (MMC), a wound healing inhibitor, was used intraoperatively with the objective of reducing incidence of adhesion and synechiae formation as a postoperative complication leading to failure of the procedure.

Materials and methods

Endoscopic DCR was performed in 60 patients. MMC (0.5 mg/dl for 5 minutes) was applied to the ostium in 30 patients in comparison with control group.

Results

The postoperative follow-up was done at 1, 3 weeks and 3 months. The success rate of endoscopic DCR with intraoperative MMC was 90%whereas it was found to be 83.33% in control group. The statistical analysis did not show a difference between the two groups according to success rates.

Conclusion

Adjunctive use of a wound healing inhibitor may be considered to increase the success rate of endoscopic DCR. Its intraoperative use seems to be easy and safe. This study of limited series needs further extensive evaluation to establish the adjunctive use of MMC in endoscopic DCR in future.

How to cite this article

Jain NK, Vashistha S, Kaushik S. Comparative Study of Endonasal Endoscopic Dacryorhinostomy with or without Intraoperative Mitomycin C. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):77-79.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Tamer S Sobhy

Role of Intranasal Steroid in the Prevention of Recurrent Nasal Symptoms after Adenoidectomy

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:80 - 83]

Keywords: Intranasal steroids,Prevention of recurrent adenoid,Adenoidectomy

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1158  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Sobhy TS. Role of Intranasal Steroid in the Prevention of Recurrent Nasal Symptoms after Adenoidectomy. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):80-83.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nitin Kumar Jain, Siddharth Vashistha, Sandeep Kaushik

Endoscopic vs Conventional Septoplasty: A Comparative Study

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:84 - 87]

Keywords: Deviated nasal septum,Endoscopic,Septoplasty

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1159  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

Objective

Traditional surgeries of the nasal septum improve the nasal airway but recent developments of endoscopic techniques have brought focus over several aspects of possible advantages over traditional techniques. These are due to better visualization and illumination, better accessibility and evaluation of exact pathology, lesser need of unnecessary manipulation, resection and overexposure of the septal framework and improving the scope for a revision surgery if required later.

Materials and methods

Sixty cases of deviated nasal septum (DNS) refractory to conservative medical treatment were divided into two groups of 30 patients and underwent correction surgery for nasal septal deformity using both endoscopic and conventional techniques.

Results

The postoperative follow-up was done at 1, 2, 4 weeks and 3 months. The clinical results of endoscopic septoplasty were found better as compared to conventional techniques with lesser complications and lesser period of hospitalization. However, the statistical analysis did not show a difference between the two groups.

Conclusion

The use of endoscopic techniques offers lesser complications and lesser period of hospitalization. However, this study of limited series needs further extensive evaluation to statistically establish the proposed results in future.

How to cite this article

Kaushik S, Vashistha S, Jain NK. Endoscopic vs Conventional Septoplasty: A Comparative Study. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):84-87.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rupender K Ranga, Shubhrica

Endoscopic Diathermy-assisted DCR: A New Concept

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:88 - 91]

Keywords: Endoscopic diathermy dacryocystorhinostomy,External dacryocystorhinostomy,Chronic dacryocystitis

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1160  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Shubhrica, Ranga RK. Endoscopic Diathermy-assisted DCR: A New Concept. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):88-91.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Baldev Singh, Kanu Singla, Sanjeev Bhagat, BS Verma

Endoscopic Septoplasty: Prospective Study in 50 Cases of DNS

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:92 - 95]

Keywords: Endoscopic septoplasty,Deviated nasal septum,Nasal obstruction

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1161  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Singla K, Singh B, Bhagat S, Verma BS. Endoscopic Septoplasty: Prospective Study in 50 Cases of DNS. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):92-95.

CASE REPORT

Shrinivas S Chavan, KS Bhople, Jeevan N Vedi, Prateek V Jain, Mangala Sonavani

Giant Intranasal Pleomorphic Adenoma: A Rare Case Report

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:4] [Pages No:96 - 99]

Keywords: Giant intranasal pleomorphic adenoma,Lateral nasal wall attachment,Lateral rhinotomy approach

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1162  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Chavan SS, Bhople KS, Vedi JN, Jain PV, Sonavani M. Giant Intranasal Pleomorphic Adenoma: A Rare Case Report. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):96-99.

CASE REPORT

Prabodh Karnik, Anuja Santosh Kulkarni, Uma Nataraj

Invasive Sino-orbital Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Host selecting a Surgical Approach: Changing Trend

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:6] [Pages No:100 - 105]

Keywords: Invasive aspergillosis,Granuloma,Immunocompetent host

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1163  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

How to cite this article

Kulkarni AS, Karnik P, Nataraj U. Invasive Sino-orbital Aspergillosis in an Immunocompetent Host selecting a Surgical Approach: Changing Trend. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):100-105.

CASE REPORT

Nitin Kumar Jain, Siddharth Vashistha, Megha Jain

Dentigerous Cyst with Ectopic Third Molar Tooth in Maxillary Sinus causing Chronic Rhinosinusitis

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:106 - 107]

Keywords: Ectopic teeth,Sinusitis,Third molar,Dentigerous cyst

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1164  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Jain NK, Vashistha S, Jain M. Dentigerous Cyst with Ectopic Third Molar Tooth in Maxillary Sinus causing Chronic Rhinosinusitis. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):106-107.

CASE REPORT

Santosh Kumar Swain, Jayaprakash Russell Ravan, Ranjita Acharya

Rhinolith with Nephrolithiasis following Prolonged use of Topiramate: A Rare Incidence

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:2] [Pages No:108 - 109]

Keywords: Topiramate,Rhinolith,Nephrolithiasis

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1165  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Swain SK, Ravan JR, Acharya R. Rhinolith with Nephrolithiasis following Prolonged use of Topiramate: A Rare Incidence. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2): 108-109.

CASE REPORT

Pankaj Shah, Ashish Katarkar, Modi Bhavesh, Datt Modh

Rare Case of Long Standing Foreign Body in Maxillary Sinus

[Year:2013] [Month:May-August] [Volume:6] [Number:2] [Pages:3] [Pages No:110 - 112]

Keywords: Foreign body,Stone,Maxillary sinus

PDF  |  DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1166  |  Open Access |  How to cite  | 

Abstract

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Katarkar A, Bhavesh M, Modh D, Shah P. Rare Case of Long Standing Foreign Body in Maxillary Sinus. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2013;6(2):110-112.

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