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Findings in the Area of Hypertrophy Reported from University of Ege (A stereological study on the correlation of inferior turbinate hypertrophy and...

September 5, 2014



Findings in the Area of Hypertrophy Reported from University of Ege (A stereological study on the correlation of inferior turbinate hypertrophy and paranasal sinus disease)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Research findings on Hypertrophy are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Izmir, Turkey, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The objective of this study is to investigate the correlation between inferior turbinate size and paranasal sinus opacification on computerized tomography (CT) scans. Paranasal sinus CT scans of a total of 185 patients (92 males, 93 females) were examined in terms of sinus opacification."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Ege, "Sizes of the inferior turbinates were measured using stereological method and these sizes in normal and opacified paranasal sinuses are compared using one-way analysis of variance. Scans of 185 patients (93 female, 92 male) aged between 12 and 84 (mean 37.85 +/- A 16.27) years were examined in this study. Sizes of the inferior turbinates were found to be increased significantly in case of opacification of ipsilateral maxillary and anterior ethmoid sinuses (p = 0.000 and p = 0.4, respectively) on both sides. On the other hand, such a relationship could not be demonstrated for sizes of inferior turbinates with opacified or non-opacified posterior ethmoid, frontal and sphenoid sinuses."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The combination of CT and the Cavalieri principle can provide an unbiased, direct, and assumption-free estimate of the regions of interest. The presented method can be efficiently applied without any need for special software, additional equipment, or personnel than that required for routine CT in daily use. Paranasal sinus disease, especially the inflammatory diseases of maxillary and anterior ethmoid sinuses, must be carefully investigated in cases with inferior turbinate hypertrophy."

For more information on this research see: A stereological study on the correlation of inferior turbinate hypertrophy and paranasal sinus disease. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 2014;271(9):2437-2441. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - www.springerlink.com/content/0937-4477/)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Ural, Ege University, Dept. of Biostat & Med Informat, Fac Med, Izmir, Turkey. Additional authors for this research include M. Songu, Z.H. Adibelli and H. Candan (see also Hypertrophy).

Keywords for this news article include: Izmir, Turkey, Eurasia, Hypertrophy

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