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Rhinosinusitis pathophysiology

obstruction of sinus drainage into nasal cavity --> inflammation and pain over affected area

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Rhinosinusitis symptoms

pain over affected area
2. Maybe loss of smell

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MC acute cause of rhinosinusitis

viral uri

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Rhinosunusitis MAY CAUSE

Superimposed bacteria bacterial infenction, most commonly by
a. S. pneumonia
b. H influenza
c. M catarrhalis

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Typical area of rhinosinusitis

maxillary sinuses, which drain into middle meatus, in adults

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Rhinosinusitis may show in CT

nasal septal deviation

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• A patient is diagnosed with rhinosinusitis. Where does this most typically affect adults?



This is obstruction of sinus drainage into the nasal cavity causing inflammation and pain, typically involving the maxillary sinuses

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• A 53-y/o man has pain in his maxillary sinuses from obstruction of sinus drainage. What is the most common acute cause of this condition?

Viral URIs are the most common cause