Medicine » Otorhinolaryngology

Peculiar Aspects of Rhinosinusitis

Edited by Gian Luigi Marseglia and Davide Paolo Caimmi, ISBN 978-953-307-763-5, 122 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 23, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1307

Rhinosinusitis has both a great practical interest and a broad significance due to the scientific complexity of the pathogenetic problems related to the disease, not yet completely resolved, and their implications for clinical treatment. This book highlights certain specific topics that usually are not clarified in other resources. The first chapter is devoted to the impoverished quality of life experienced by patients suffering from rhinosinusitis. The second chapter focuses on the microbiological aspects of rhinosinusitis, while the two subsequent chapters explain the peculiar aspects of chronic rhinosinusitis and of recurrent chronic rhinosinusitis. The first chapter of the second section of the book is dedicated to the imaging techniques used to visualize the nasal sinuses and the other to a medical topical type of treatment.