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Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: chronic sphenoid sinusitis; Chronic Sphenoidal Sinusitis; chronic sphenoidal sinusitis; sphenoid sinusitis, chronic; sphenoidal sinus-chr.
SNOMED CT: Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis (38961000)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0001123


Inflammation of the sphenoid sinus that typically lasts beyond eight weeks. It is caused by infections, allergies, and the presence of sinus polyps or a deviated septum. Signs and symptoms include headache, nasal discharge, swelling in the face, dizziness, and breathing difficulties. [from NCI]

Term Hierarchy

CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVChronic sphenoidal sinusitis

Professional guidelines


Fadda GL, Martino F, Andreani G, Succo G, Catalani M, Di Girolamo S, Cavallo G
Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2021 Feb;41(1):43-50. doi: 10.14639/0392-100X-N0848. PMID: 33746222Free PMC Article
Piccirillo JF, Payne SC, Rosenfeld RM, Baroody FM, Batra PS, DelGaudio JM, Edelstein DR, Lane AP, Luong AU, Manes RP, McCoul ED, Platt MP, Reh DD, Corrigan MD
Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Feb;158(2):203-214. doi: 10.1177/0194599817750086. PMID: 29389303
Beswick DM, Messner AH, Hwang PH
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2017 Sep;126(9):634-639. Epub 2017 Aug 2 doi: 10.1177/0003489417719717. PMID: 28766959

Recent clinical studies


Donald PJ
Laryngoscope 2000 Aug;110(8):1349-52. doi: 10.1097/00005537-200008000-00024. PMID: 10942139


Shinde SV, Monipanda K
J Postgrad Med 2005 Jul-Sep;51(3):220-2. PMID: 16333198
Turgut M, Saribas O
Zentralbl Neurochir 1993;54(3):125-7. PMID: 8237165

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