Nasal & Sinus Disorders

Nasal & Sinus Disorders

Deviated Septum

A deviated nasal septum is one of the most common causes of chronicnasal obstruction. The septum usually sits on a crest of bone in the middle of the nose and divides it into the right and left nasal cavity, ideally both equal in size.
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Nasal Turbinate Hypertrophy

The nasal turbinates may become swollen and enlarged (hypertrophy) with certain conditions like allergies and chronic sinusitis. The inferior turbinate is the most common turbinate to be affected and typically leads to nasal obstruction.
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Allergic Rhinitis / Nasal Allergies

Nasal Allergies or allergic rhinitis is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States, affecting approximately 30% of the general population or approximately 50 million Americans.
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Acute Sinusitis

Acute sinusitis is a bacterial infection of the sinuses lasting longer than 2 weeks (common cold). Symptoms of acute sinusitis are facial pressure, discolored nasal drainage, nasal obstruction, and decreased sense of smell.
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Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common medical diseases in the United States, affecting nearly 30 million Americans. Chronic sinusitis is defined as inflammation of the paranasal sinuses .
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Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are inflammatory, non-cancerous masses that arise from the lining of the nasal cavity and sinuses and can block the nasal airway and drainage pathways of the paranasal sinuses.
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Hyposmia (Decreased Sense of Smell)

A decreased sense of smell can have many different etiologies. Over time, all individuals suffer from gradual decreases in their sense of smell just as their eyesight or hearing may diminish with age.
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Vasomotor Rhinitis

The secretion of nasal mucus from the lining of the nasal cavity and sinuses is regulated by the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system. When these nerves are hyperactive, patients may suffer from excessive thin, clear nasal drainage and nasal obstruction.
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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Patients with eustachian tube dysfunction may complain of ear pressure, muffled hearing, and ear popping or clicking. The eustachian tube is a tube connecting the ear with the nasal cavity.
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Leak

The brain sits in a fluid filled cavity above the paranasal sinuses. The fluid helps to absorb shocks and trauma to the brain. The intracranial cavity is separated from the sinuses by a paper thin sheet of bone called the skull base.
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Sinus and Skull Base Tumors

Benign and malignant tumors can arise in the paranasal sinuses and skull base. Such tumors can sometimes produce symptoms similar to those with allergies, chronic sinusitis, or nasal polyps.
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Exophthalmos / Grave’s Orbitopathy (Bulging Eyes)

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disease causing inflammation of the muscles and fat around the eye, causing protrusion and bulging of the eye. Patients with severe cases of Grave’s orbitopathy and exophthalmos may not be able to fully close their eyes, leading to drying and ulceration of their eyes.
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Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (Chronic Tearing)

Patients with chronic or excessive tearing or epiphora often have a blockage in the lacrimal system. Most commonly, this blockage is in the nasolacrimal duct. Causes of this blockage include trauma, chronic sinusitis, and chronic tear duct infections (chronic dacryocystitis).
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