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Is transillumination of sinuses useful in diagnosing acute sinusitis?

Bottom line:  There is no evidence that transillumination as a single finding is sensitive or specific enough to diagnose acute sinusitis, but when considered in combination with other findings, it can be useful in establishing a diagnosis. Summary:  Williams JW, … Continue reading

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What is the evidence for use of intrathecal amphotericin in treating cerebral mucormycosis?

Bottom line:  There are only case reports on use of intrathecal amphotericine to treat cerebral mucormycosis. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2003 Apr;38(4):212-5 Aust N Z J Med. 1990 Feb;20(1):74-7 Arch Neurol. 2009 Feb;66(2):272-3. Neurosurgery. 1998 Mar;42(3):644-8 Clin Infect Dis. 1994 Dec;19(6):1133-7. Neurosurgery.  … Continue reading

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What is the anatomy of the sinuses?

Nose and paranasal sinuses.  In:  Netter’s Radiologic Anatomy Presenter.

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What is Lemeirre syndrome?

Bottom line: Also known as postanginal sepsis, Lemierre syndrome is a rare sequelae to an otolaryngological infection, such as pharyngitis, otitis media or peritonsillar abscess. The infection spreads to the internal jugular vein, causing septic thrombophlebitis and septicemia. Summary: Vargiami … Continue reading

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What is the differential diagnosis for oral ulcers?

See DDX for oral ulcers in AccessMedicine

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What is the differential diagnosis for leukoplakia?

See DDx for Leukoplakia at AccessMedicine

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What is the differential diagnosis for parotid gland swelling?

See differential diagnosis in AccessMedicine.

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