Osteitis in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a predictive factor of disease severity and an important potential reason for disease recalcitrance. Other than medical treatment, transnasal endoscopic surgery could be another choice to deal with osteitis in CRS.
In this study, 2 different surgical outcomes and influence in patients with osteitis in CRS were discussed.
A retrospective analysis of 51 cases was carried out. Osteitis in CRS was confirmed by sinus computed tomography (CT). According to surgical management, patients were divided into the radical endoscopic sinus surgery (RESS) group (n = 24) and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) group (n = 27). Baseline measures and postoperative outcomes were evaluated by symptom visual analog scale (VAS), peripheral blood eosinophil percentage, serum total IgE, skin prick test, endoscopy Lund-Kennedy score, CT scan Lund-Mackay score, and global osteitis scoring scale (GOSS) in 2 groups.
There was no significant difference between the 2 groups in age, gender, and complicated with allergic rhinitis and asthma. The preoperative symptom VAS score and endoscopy Lund-Kennedy score were higher in the RESS group than in the FESS group, and the Lund-Mackay score and GOSS score were similar in the 2 groups. One year after surgery, symptom VAS scores, endoscopy Lund-Kennedy score, and Lund-Mackay score were significantly lower in the 2 groups. The endoscopy Lund-Kennedy score and Lund-Mackay score were lower in the RESS group than in the FESS group 1 year after surgery. RESS was more effective in reducing inflammatory load of sinuses in patients with osteitis in CRS.

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