Comprehensive surgical management of the aerosinusitis patient

Major Erik K. Weitzel, K. Christopher McMains, Peter John Wormald

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations


PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Provide a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology and surgical management strategies of sinus barotrauma with attention to recent advancements in endoscopic surgical technique. RECENT FINDINGS: New endoscopic frontal sinus surgery techniques have been shown to be highly effective with rhinosinusitis management, but these techniques have not been evaluated with sinus barotrauma management. SUMMARY: We discuss the surgical goals and expectations with sinus barotrauma and contrast these to those with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). Sinus barotrauma surgery requires anatomic patency of involved sinuses whereas CRS patients are satisfied with a lack of symptoms from any residual mucosal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-17
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerosinusitis
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Sinus barotraumas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


Dive into the research topics of 'Comprehensive surgical management of the aerosinusitis patient'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this