Diagnosing Chronic Rhinosinusitis: a Literature update
Diagnosing chronic rhinosinusitis has undergone significant changes since the advent of sensitive but costly diagnostic aids like endoscopy, computed tomography scanning and magnetic resonance imaging. Other new conditions like migraine without aura, mid-segment facial pain and atypical facial pain can present with similar features. Patients who have failed treatment from general practitioners or other specialists are subsequently referred to Otolaryngologists. This article reviews the current literature on the subject matter, in order to make the best use of current resources in the management of CRS.
Keywords: Rhinosinusitis, sinusitis, endoscopy, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Nigerian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Vol. 3 (2) 2006: pp. 54-64