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Evaluation and treatment of isolated maxillary sinus disease.
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PMID:  23299119     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The maxillary sinus may be involved in a wide variety of disorders. Many of these share common presenting symptoms but some have unique features. This article reviews some of the recent publications in this area.
RECENT FINDINGS: The majority of isolated maxillary sinus disease has been previously described. Some recent data on the microbiology of sinusitis have been published. The review also highlights the growing role of endoscopic surgical management due to improved instrumentations and techniques.
SUMMARY: On the basis of the review, diagnosing isolated maxillary sinus disease can still be delayed due to late presentation. When suspected, it is advisable to investigate early with computed tomography scanning and proceeding to MRI if needed. Often these will show certain features with clues to the diagnosis. Final diagnosis is frequently only obtained on histological examination. The majority of these disorders can now be managed by endoscopic techniques alone with open surgery required in a small number of cases.
Joanna C Stephens; Hesham A Saleh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1531-6998     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417024     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Charing Cross and Royal Brompton Hospitals, Imperial College, London, UK.
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