Pseudomonas aeruginosa in chronic maxillary sinusitis

Barry O. Maisel, Peter J. Koltai, Jerome C. Goldstein

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Psendomonas aeruginosa (Ps. Au.) infection of the maxillary sinus has been reported as an incidental finding on routine antrostomy; however, it has also been noted in several studies as the significant organism in the etiology of chronic sinusitis. Four case reports of culture verified Ps. Au. maxillary sinusitis are presented. The therapeutic modality used in two of the cases was a Caldwell‐Luc operation and in two, an intranasal antrostomy. In all cases, multiple irrigations through the surgically created nasoantral windows were done postoperatively, as was the instillation of gentamicin ophthalmic drops intranasally. In all four cases the infection cleared with this combined surgical and medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-37
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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