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Computed Tomography (CT) Score and Histopathology of the Middle Turbinate in Chronic Rhinosinusitis (CT)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2012 by Meir Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 12, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 19, 2012
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center

Brief Summary:

In a previous study (Berger el al. Old and new aspects of middle turbinate histopathology. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009;140:48-54), the investigators reported significant histopathologic changes in the middle turbinate mucosa of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis compared with normal controls. However, patients' mean Lund-MacKay CT score was 6.5±6.7 and were considered as having a relatively limited sinus disease (a score of 1-8). Nine to sixteen was considered as intermediate sinus disease, and 17-24 extensive. No osteomyelitic changes were seen in this study group.

The investigators hypothesize that a comparison between the three groups of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis having limited, intermediate, and extensive sinus disease would show that the higher the CT staging, the greater the histopathologic changes of the middle turbinate. The investigators also expect to find osteomyelitic changes in the middle turbinate of patients with higher CT staging.

Condition or disease
Chronic Rhinosinusitis

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Correlation Between Middle Turbinate Histopathology and Computed Tomography Staging in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Study Start Date : December 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: CT Scans

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. inflammation of soft tissue and bony elements of the middle turbinate [ Time Frame: two years ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. correlation between middle turbinate histopathology and CT staging in chronic rhinosinusitis [ Time Frame: two years ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Middle turbinate samples of patients with limited, intermediate, and extensive chronic sinus disease.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
patients with a limited (of 1-8), intermediate (9-16), and extensive (17-24) sinus disease.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients with chronic rhinosinusitis who failed conservative medical treatment,
  • Patients who stopped treatment (topical or systemic corticosteroids) at least two months before endoscopic sinus surgery.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Immunosuppressed patients,
  • Patients in whom no indication to excise the middle turbinate was found, AND
  • Patients in whom a pathologic evaluation of the middle turbinate was necessary (e.g., suspected neoplastic disorder).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00899561

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Contact: Gilead Berger, MD

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Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel
Principal Investigator: Gilead Berger, MD         
Meir Medical Center Recruiting
Kfar Saba, Israel
Contact: Gilead Berger, MD   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Gilead Berger, MD Meir Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Roee Landsberg, MD Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
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Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT00899561    
Other Study ID Numbers: MeirMc
First Posted: May 12, 2009    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 19, 2012
Last Verified: March 2012
Keywords provided by Meir Medical Center:
Chronic rhinosinusitis
Computed tomography
Middle turbinate
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Paranasal Sinus Diseases
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases