Chapter 5: Pediatric rhinosinusitis: definitions, diagnosis and management—an overview

Swapna K Chandran, Thomas S Higgins
American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy 2013, 27 Suppl 1: S16-9
Rhinosinusitis is common in the pediatric population; however, diagnostic and management techniques often differ when compared with adult rhinosinusitis. Multidisciplinary guidelines have outlined the diagnostic criteria for pediatric rhinosinusitis. Although acute rhinosinusitis is a more infectious phenomenon, chronic sinusitis involves a more multifactorial etiology. This article outlines some of the definitions of rhinosinusitis, diagnosis and management of pediatric sinusitis, and the complications of rhinosinusitis seen in the pediatric population.

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