Comparison of clinical data, CT, and bone histopathology in unilateral chronic maxillary sinusitis Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives To evaluate bone changes demonstrated by computed tomography (CT) as a predictor of the severity of chronic rhinosinusitis. Study Design Cross-sectional study. Settings Tertiary referral university medical center. Subjects and Methods Thirty-eight patients diagnosed with unilateral chronic maxillary sinusitis underwent endoscopic sinus surgery from 2003 to 2009. Preoperative CTs of all patients were reviewed by a single radiologist blinded to the pathologic diagnosis. Bone density was evaluated and expressed in Hounsfield units (HU). Sinus wall thickness (WT) was also measured and compared with the contralateral side. All the histopathologic specimens were reviewed. A database was constructed containing demographic data, clinical symptoms, CT measurements, and histopathologic findings. Results Average age was 44.07 years, with 22 women (57.9%) …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013