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J Otolaryngol. 2000 Feb;29(1):7-12.

Outcome analysis of endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis in patients having Samter's triad.

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Department of Otolaryngology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.


A study was conducted to assess outcome analysis in acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) triad patients after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The control group consisted of patients with chronic sinusitis, with or without asthma, who had also undergone ESS. The study group contained 18 patients with the classic triad who were compared with 22 controls. The study was conducted in retrospective fashion highlighting clinical presentation, radiologic evaluation, surgical findings, and recurrence rate of nasal polyps. Although both groups had a relatively similar age of onset of symptoms, the symptomatic picture was different in the two groups. Radiologic evaluation of the nose and paranasal sinuses revealed more extensive involvement of the sinuses in ASA triad patients. Furthermore, ASA triad patients underwent a greater number of repeat operations. This review suggests that ASA triad patients respond less well to surgical intervention and that other treatment modalities should perhaps be explored.

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