Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

Nose & Sinuses (OPAL)

  1. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

    What Is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)? Developed in the 1950’s, the nasal telescope has greatly changed the evaluation and… Read the full article…

  2. Sinusitis treatment

    The treatment of “sinus infection” depends upon the type of infection: Acute viral rhinosinusitis (also known as the common cold)… Read the full article…

  3. Sinusitis

    Sinusitis refers to the presence of inflammation in the paranasal sinuses. When it is present for less than one month,… Read the full article…

  4. Sinus Tumor

    Malignant tumors of the noses and sinuses are quite rare, but because of their location, early diagnosis is important. Esthesioneuroblastoma… Read the full article…

  5. Chronic Rhinosinusitis Etiology

    The precise etiology of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is unknown. For a discussion of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, click here. In considering… Read the full article…

  6. Rhinosinusitis

    Rhinosinusitis (RS) refers to the presence of inflammation in the paranasal sinuses mucosa (i.e., the lining of the sinuses) and… Read the full article…

  7. Rhinopathy

    Not all nasal symptoms of nasal congestion, drainage and obstruction are caused by inflammatory conditions of the nose. Noninflammatory nasal… Read the full article…

  8. Rhinitis

    Rhinitis refers to the presence of inflammation of the mucosa of the nasal cavity (i.e., the lining of the nasal… Read the full article…

  9. Neti Pot

    The Neti pot is a small kettle-shaped device for delivering salt water (saline) solutions to the nasal passages. It actually… Read the full article…

  10. Fungal Rhinosinusitis

    Fungal rhinosinusitis refers to a broad group of conditions caused by fungal infections of the paranasal sinuses. Fungus Ball In… Read the full article…

  11. CSF Leak

    The leakage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF, more commonly known as spinal fluid) occurs when there is an abnormal connection between… Read the full article…

  12. Common Cold

    What Should I Do If I Think That I Have A Viral Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)? Get plenty of rest… Read the full article…

  13. ASA Triad

    Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) (also known as Sampter’s Triad or ASA triad) is characterized by nasal polyps, asthma and… Read the full article…

  14. Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis

    Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) is caused by a bacterial infection of the paranasal sinuses. Symptoms include facial pain and pressure,… Read the full article…

  15. The Common Cold & Viral Upper Respiratory Illness (Viral URI)

    What Should I Do If I Think That I Have A Viral Upper Respiratory Infection (URI)? Get plenty of rest… Read the full article…

  16. What is ASA Triad?

    Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) (also known as Sampter’s Triad or ASA triad) is characterized by nasal polyps, asthma and… Read the full article…

  17. What is Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis

    Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) is caused by a bacterial infection of the paranasal sinuses. Symptoms include facial pain and pressure,… Read the full article…

  18. Nose Unplugged 2011

    How to Manage Sinus and Allergy Issues Symptoms of nasal congestion and drainage are quite common. Learn more about the… Read the full article…

  19. Nose Unplugged 2010

    How to Manage Sinus and Allergy Issues Symptoms of nasal congestion and drainage are quite common. Learn more about the… Read the full article…

  20. Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs

    You might not think your nose is a “vital organ,” but indeed it is! To understand its importance, all that… Read the full article…

  21. Tips for Sinus Sufferers

    Symptoms Of Sinusitis: symptoms of upper respiratory infection lasting ten days or more facial pressure or pain nasal discharge that… Read the full article…

  22. Sinusitis

    Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different than a cold or allergy? When does… Read the full article…

  23. Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients

    More than 20 percent of U.S. residents will be 65 or older in 2030. Of all Americans 65 and older,… Read the full article…

  24. Sinus Surgery

    The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for… Read the full article…

  25. Sinus Pain

    Can Over-the-Counter Medications Help? Why Do We Suffer From Nasal And Sinus Discomfort? The body’s nasal and sinus membranes have… Read the full article…

  26. Sinus Headaches

    Not every headache is the consequence of sinus and nasal passage problems. For example, many patients visit an ear, nose,… Read the full article…

  27. Pediatric Sinusitis

    Your child’s sinuses are not fully developed until age 20. Although small, the maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (between… Read the full article…

  28. Fungal Sinusitis

    What Is A Fungus? Fungi are plant-like organisms that lack chlorophyll. Since they do not have chlorophyll, fungi must absorb… Read the full article…

  29. Do I Have Sinusitis?

    Sinusitis is inflammation of the lining membrane of any sinus. Take the following quiz to see if you have sinusitis…. Read the full article…

  30. Deviated Septum

    The shape of your nasal cavity could be the cause of chronic sinusitis. The nasal septum is the wall dividing… Read the full article…

  31. Antibiotics and Sinusitis

    An antibiotic is a soluble substance derived from a mold or bacterium that inhibits the growth of other microorganisms. The… Read the full article…

  32. Antihistamines, Decongestants, and “Cold” Remedies

    Insight into recommended use and side effects What are the side effects of antihistamines? Who should not use decongestants? What… Read the full article…

  33. Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis

    Inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane is called rhinitis. The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by… Read the full article…

  34. Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)

    Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) is an especially common chronic nasal problem in adolescents and young adults. Allergies to inhalants like… Read the full article…

  35. 20 Questions about Your Sinuses

    Q. How common is sinusitis? A. More than 37 million Americans suffer from at least one episode of acute sinusitis… Read the full article…

  36. Stuffy Noses

    Insight into the many causes of nasal congestion What are the causes of nasal congestion? Are there any risks when… Read the full article…

  37. Smell & Taste

    Insight into important senses How do smell and taste work? What causes loss of smell and taste? How are smell… Read the full article…

  38. Sinusitis Overview

    Insight into sinus problems in adults and children How are sinusitis symptoms different than a cold or allergy? When does… Read the full article…

  39. Post-Nasal Drip

    Insight into treating a runny nose What is post-nasal drip? How is swallowing affected? How is it treated? and more…… Read the full article…

  40. Nosebleeds

    Insight into care and prevention of nosebleeds What is an anterior and posterior nosebleed? How do I stop a nosebleed?… Read the full article…

  41. Nasal Fractures

    Insight into diagnosis and treatment What is a nasal fracture? What are my treatment options? and more… Projecting prominently from… Read the full article…

  42. Antihistamines and Decongestants

    Insight into recommended use and side effects What are the side effects of antihistamines? Who should not use decongestants? What… Read the full article…

  43. Allergies & Hay Fever

    Insight into causes, treatment, and prevention Why does the body develop allergies? What allergens should be avoided? When should a… Read the full article…