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January 15, 2003

Humming, Nitric Oxide, and Paranasal Sinus Obstruction

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(3):302-303. doi:10.1001/jama.289.3.302-b

To the Editor: The paranasal sinuses communicate with the nasal cavity through narrow ostia. It is essential for sinus health that the ostia remain patent so that air and fluid can pass freely. Indeed, blockage of the ostia is a major risk factor for sinusitis.1 Therefore, the main goal in medical as well as surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis is to restore ventilation of the sinuses.