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J Otolaryngol. 1989 Jun;18(4):173-5.

Cystic fibrosis and sinusitis.

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Department of Surgery, Walter MacKenzie Health Sciences Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


Children from the University of Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Clinic were evaluated for nasal polyposis and sinusitis. The results of office examination, coronal CT scanning, and functional endoscopic sinus surgery are compared. Sinonasal disease was found to be ubiquitous in children with cystic fibrosis evaluated with coronal CT scanning. Coronal CT scanning was found to be an accurate predictor of sinonasal disease, and useful for defining the complex anatomy of this region. Outpatient endoscopic sinus surgery, after pre-op assessment by a pediatric pulmonologist, was found to be a safe procedure, with lesser morbidity, than conventional sinus surgery.

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