Chronic Inflammation of The Ethmoidal Labyrinth Cells

Chronic Inflammation of The Ethmoidal Labyrinth Cells

Chronic inflammation of the ethmoidal labyrinth cells

Chronic ethmoiditis – Elite Treatment in Europe

ENT Diseases -2005

Chronic ethmoiditis usually begins after the acute illness, often acute and chronic inflammation of the maxillary, frontal and sphenoid sinus lesion leads to a secondary cell ethmoidal labyrinth, since they occupy a central position in relation to these sinuses. In this regard, chronic ethmoiditis rarely isolated.

In most cases, there are catarrhal, serous, catarrhal-suppurative and hyperplastic forms of chronic etmoidita, which are characterized by a significant thickening of the mucous membrane, the formation of polypous protruding.

Sometimes polyps are solitary, but more often they are multiple. Typically, each of them has a thin stem, and the shape depends on the surrounding contours of the nose. Rare polypous changes are not individual polyps, as well as a continuous section of polypoid mucosa. In cases where there are multiple polyps, they can put pressure on the walls of the nose and cause even its outer deformatsiyu.U infants polypous changes of the nasal mucosa are rare.

In chronic ethmoiditis symptoms depends on the active process. During the period of remission, the patient worried about a headache from time to time, usually in the root of the nose, the nose, sometimes diffuse. In serous-catarrhal form of light discharge, profuse. Purulent discharge form is accompanied by a lean, which dries and forms crusts. Most nasal discharge have a smell. Involvement of the posterior ethmoidal labyrinth cells leads to the accumulation of nasopharyngeal secretions usually in the morning, it is expectorated with difficulty. Smell is usually violated to varying degrees. At rhinoscopy revealed catarrhal changes mainly in the middle parts of the nose, there are localized polypous education.

Polyps may be light, gray or pale pink. In most cases there are multiple ethmoiditis small polyps.

In chronic empyema ethmoiditis can be formed. In such cases, only the outward deformation of the nose or eye socket may be the reason for their recognition.

The general condition of patients is satisfactory, but may experience irritability, weakness, fatigue. During the period of exacerbation of symptoms of acute inflammation (profuse nasal discharge, difficulty breathing, pressing pain in the back of the nose, temperature).

In uncomplicated forms of treatment for chronic etmoidita most conservative. In some cases it is combined with intranasal operations (removal of polyps, opening ethmoidal labyrinth cells, partial resection of the turbinates).

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