[New information on chronic rhinosinusitis and polyposis nasi].MMW Fortschr Med. 2005 Sep 29; 147(39):28-32.MF
New Information on Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Polyposis Nasi Chronic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses is more common than inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the joints or arterial hypertension. The pathogenesis of chronic rhinosinusitis has still not been completely worked out. It is known that in particular the administration of antibiotics is incapable of healing the condition. Once the diagnosis has been established by an ENT specialist, topical or systemic steroids may be helpful. In most cases, however, it is necessary to combine these substances with surgical treatment. For this purpose, endoscopic sinus surgery is an approach that is capable of providing good long-term results.