Paranasal sinus disease in patients with cystic fibrosis

G J Nishioka, P R Cook
Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 1996, 29 (1): 193-205
The enhanced understanding of the pathophysiology of cystic fibrosis (CF) has advanced significantly the management of this disorder, resulting in both an increased longevity and an improved quality of life. Sinonasal disease is an important aspect of CF. The goal of this article is to provide a current synopsis of CF sinonasal disease with an emphasis on disease symptomatology, physical signs, characteristic radiographic features, and outcome-based management options. When indicated, functional endoscopic sinus surgery has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment option for children with CF.

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