Does mucosal remodeling in chronic rhinosinusitis result in irreversible mucosal disease?

Ahmed Bassiouni, Yuresh Naidoo, Peter Wormald

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    Mucosal remodeling in the sinuses is a recently described phenomenon in which the mucosa undergoes potentially irreversible changes as a result of ongoing underlying inflammatory processes. Research into remodeling that occurs in the bronchial airways in asthmatic patients has led to modification of asthma treatment guidelines. However, remodeling in the sinuses has still not led to changes in current medical or surgical management of chronic rhinosinusitis. Upper airway remodeling constitutes a new area of research that poses many unanswered clinical questions and may potentially alter the management of patients with severe chronic rhinosinusitis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-229
    Number of pages5
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


    • Chronic rhinosinusitis
    • irreversible disease
    • irreversible mucosal changes
    • mucosal remodeling
    • radical sinus surgery
    • recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis
    • refractory chronic rhinosinusitis
    • upper airway remodeling

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