Chapter 2: Nasal obstruction.

TitleChapter 2: Nasal obstruction.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
JournalAmerican journal of rhinology & allergy
Volume27
Issue3
Pagination7-8
Date Published2013
ISSN1945-8924
Abstract

Nasal obstruction is one of the most common presenting symptoms requiring medical attention at both the primary care physician and the otorhinolaryngologists' level. Nasal obstruction may be caused by anatomic, physiological, or neurologic factors. Complexity is added to this situation because, often, the causation may be multifactorial. Nasal obstruction is the primary symptom of persistent allergic rhinitis (AR) and affects up to 40% of the population. AR must be treated throughout the year; thus, treatment choices and patient compliance must be considered. It is interesting to note that AR directly affects an individual's quality of life, quality of sleep, and workplace efficiency. Therefore, the magnitude of costs to both the individual and the society must be recognized. Various medical therapies and surgical techniques will be described for the treatment of nasal obstruction.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3889?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.2500/ajra.2013.27.3889
Short TitleAm J Rhinol Allergy
X
Enter your linkblue username.
Enter your linkblue password.
Secure Login

This login is SSL protected

Loading