By Salah D. Salman
Whereas atlases of endoscopic sinus surgical procedure are various, there's a severe wisdom hole created via the inability of a complete, up to date atlas devoted to place of work diagnostic nasal endoscopy. the 1st and simply such atlas, written in German and translated in 1978, is unfortunately outdated. Filling this hole, An Atlas of Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy illustrates all variations of ordinary intranasal anatomy and pathologies obvious via nasal endoscopy.
Developed via an writer with greater than fifteen years of expertise, the booklet good points greater than six hundred images of standard and irregular findings of nasal endoscopy. Captioned with arrows and legends, each one photo presents a transparent and self reliant educating message. This layout permits the reader to simply locate the data they wish with out wading via info they do not. the writer additionally provides transparent, concise expository textual content that offers history info for every chapter.
The consumer pleasant layout and accomplished assurance of the conventional variations of intranasal anatomy and the various irregular pathologies encountered in scientific perform make An Atlas of Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy a major source for all trainees, practitioners, and academics of otolaryngology, and practitioners and experts drawn to sinus issues.
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Congenital variations do occur, but not as commonly as with the middle turbinate. The rich vascularity and glandular content of the inferior turbinate make it a major contributor to the nasal blockage and discharge of allergies and infections, and a major participant in the nasal cycle and in vasomotor rhinitis. It has been mistaken for nasal polyps. This enlargement may be due to thick soft tissues and/or cancellous bone of the turbinate. The pneumatization may be aggressive enough to reach the lacrimal bone and even the ascending process of the maxilla more anteriorly.
This chapter pictures the variations encountered by the author. The long arrow points to the uncinate process and the arrowhead to the middle turbinate Page 44 This page intentionally left blank. Paradoxical and cellular middle turbinates have been suspected of contributing to, or causing sinusitis, but the evidence to date is far from convincing. Incidental small polyps may be seen anywhere on a middle turbinate. 30 A polypoid tip of the tail of the right middle turbinate, similar to the more commonly seen polypoid posterior tips of inferior turbinates Page 52 This page intentionally left blank.
This uncommon anomaly, usually discovered accidentally, is asymptomatic and of no clinical significance. A pediatric endoscope and even an infracture of the inferior turbinate may be needed for an adequate evaluation of the inferior meatus. Hasner’s valve may be missing or incompetent in some subjects, and the circular or oval opening of the duct can then be seen well on endoscopy. In addition, nasal endoscopy allows the visualizing of new nasolacrimal connections following various kinds of surgeries for epiphora, and following the medial maxillectomy for inverted papilloma or other pathology.
An Atlas of Diagnostic Nasal Endoscopy by Salah D. Salman