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Angiogenesis in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and in antrochoanal polyps.
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PMID:  20972696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES AND STUDY DESIGN: Angiogenesis may be related to the pathogenesis and prognosis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis. This cross-sectional study, in a tertiary university hospital, evaluates angiogenesis parameters in nasal polyps, antrochoanal polyps and middle turbinates.
SUBJECTS: Nasal polyps obtained from 24 consecutive patients, were compared to 10 normal middle turbinates and to 11 antrochoanal polyps.
METHODS: Analyzing for the expression of the angiogenic marker CD34 by immunohistochemistry. Blood vessels count, vascular surface density and microvessel density were measured by manual and computerized methods.
RESULTS: Angiogenesis was significantly higher in nasal polyps compared to control turbinates and to antrochoanal polyps (p = 0.0001 and p = 0.007, respectively). Antrochoanal polyps showed significantly more angiogenesis than normal middle turbinates (p = 0.001). Angiogenesis was not elevated in sub-groups of nasal polyposis patients considered to have worse prognosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Angiogenesis probably plays a role in the pathogenesis of both nasal polyposis and antrochoanal polyps. However, the significantly higher angiogenesis found in nasal polyps compared to antrochoanal polyps may support a different mechanism of growth. The lack of difference between angiogenesis and nasal polyposis patients sub-groups, may imply that angiogenesis is not associated with the prognosis of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis.
Nir Hirshoren; Tzahi Neuman; Menachem Gross; Ron Eliashar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Inflammation research : official journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et al.]     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1420-908X     ISO Abbreviation:  Inflamm. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508160     Medline TA:  Inflamm Res     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  321-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Hebrew University School of Medicine, Hadassah Medical Center, Hadassah Ein-Kerem, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel,
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