[A clinical study of chronic perennial and permanent rhino-sinusal dysfunction. II. Clinical pattern of different pathologies]

Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 1999 Jun;116(3):126-36.
[Article in French]


Following a univariate analysis of the clinical features of chronic perannual and permanent rhinosinus dysfunction, the aim of this work was to complete the study by a multivariate analysis. The analysis was based on the three main pathologies retained (chronic sinusitis, bilateral symmetrical pansinusitis, anterior facial sinusitis). Each pathological situation was divided into subgroups, Phadiatop positive or negative chronic rhinitis, bilateral symmetrical chronic panethmoiditis or stage I, II or III naso-sinus polyposis, maxillary sinusitis or anterior facial pansinusitis. The clinical features of these different entities were detailed (number, quality and laterality of the symptoms, results of the physical examination). This clinical description was compared with paraclinical findings, particularly computed tomography of the face.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea / etiology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Humans
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / complications
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases / physiopathology*
  • Quality of Life
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed