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November 1964

Paranasal Sinuses In Cystic Fibrosis: Incidence of Roentgen Abnormalities

Author Affiliations

Reza Gharib, MD, MS (Pediat), 1695 Clinton St, Aurora, Colo 80010.; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pahlavi University College of Medicine, Shiraz, Iran (Dr. Gharib).; From the departments of pediatrics, National Jewish Hospital at Denver and the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the departments of radiology, Denver Children's Hospital and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. This study was partially supported by the National Foundation of Cystic Fibrosis.

Am J Dis Child. 1964;108(5):499-502. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02090010501009

Since Andersen's1 original description of cystic fibrosis (CF) of the pancreas, its various manifestations have been widely studied.2-17 Recognition of and interest in the various clinical expressions of CF have resulted from such factors as (a) the increasing longevity of patients with more successful management, (b) heightened medical awareness of the disease, and (c) the availability of more sensitive diagnostic tests permitting the identification of mild or unusual cases. We have been impressed by the high incidence of abnormal roentgenograms of the sinuses in these individuals without symptoms of sinus disease. The purpose of this report is to present this observation and to discuss its significance. This observation has been mentioned only briefly by previous authors.18-21

Materials and Methods  All pediatric cases of CF seen in the Children's Treatment Center of the National Jewish Hospital and in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Medical Center were