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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Analysis Of Microbial Flora In Patients With Chroni c Sinusitis Under Going Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS): A Cross-Sectional Study


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Year 2013 Vol 2 Issue 1
Document Type : original Article
1Sanam Jindal* 2M. Panduranga Kamath
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore- 57500 1, India.
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore- 57500 1, India.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to analyze microbial f lora of paranasal sinuses of patients with chronic sinusitis undergoing functional endosc opic sinus surgery (FESS)

This cross sectional study includes 60 patients who were diagnosed as chronic sinusitis (male:female ratio is 1:1 mean age: 41 yr s). Computed tomography (CT) imaging of the paranasal sinuses an d nasal endoscopic examinations were performed for each patient. Patients were sampled during FESS for microbiologic al analysis and culture.

Keywords
Chronic sinusitis, FESS, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA
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