THIS PAPER has a twofold purpose: (1) to review some of the fundamental concepts of the allergist and of the rhinologist regarding sinus surgery in asthma and (2) to report what happened to 197 asthmatic patients who had sinus operations and were followed an average of 8.7 years. The effect on the asthma and on the nose, together with the operative technique, will be discussed.
There is a sharp difference in the management of asthma and vasomotor-rhinitis patients. In the latter disease, if the symptoms are not relieved by the allergist, he or the patient will urgently demand aid from the rhinologist. In the former, the control of wheezing and the suffering entailed is the constant responsibility of the allergist. His opinion as to the merits of any treatment naturally determines what is done. This is good both for the patient and for the otolaryngologist, who as a collaborator must
WEILLE FL, RICHARDS AB. INFLUENCE OF FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS IN ALLERGY UPON SPECIFIC PROBLEMS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(3):231–240. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750090002001
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