Otologic manifestations in Samter's syndrome

Caversaccio, M; Häusler, R; Helbling, A (2009). Otologic manifestations in Samter's syndrome. ORL, 71(1), pp. 6-10. Basel: Karger 10.1159/000163218

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OBJECTIVE: It was the aim of this study to investigate the prevalence of otologic manifestations in a cohort of Samter's syndrome patients (nasal polyps with chronic rhinosinusitis, aspirin intolerance and asthma). METHODS: We analyzed a retrospective and prospective case review from 1995 to 2005, performed in the otorhinolaryngology outpatient clinic of a tertiary referral center. Ear history, clinical examinations, treatment and outcome were evaluated using office and hospital records in 23 cases. All subjects completed a questionnaire. RESULTS: In 6 cases (26%), otological manifestations with ear pressure and conductive hearing loss occurred during an advanced stage of Samter's syndrome (>5 years after onset of the first nasal symptoms) partially responsive to systemic steroids. CONCLUSION: Recognition of the association between Samter's syndrome and otological disease is important (26% of the cases) because it could also be responsive to systemic steroids which prevent progression to irreversible hearing loss or infectious otomastoiditis.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Dermatology, Urology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Osteoporosis (DURN) > Clinic of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology and Allergology

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Caversaccio, Marco and Helbling, Arthur








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