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158 Possible Causes for Nasopharyngeal Obstruction

  • Patulous Eustachian Tube

    ., that the nasopharyngeal end of the Eustachian tube, not the more proximal bony segment, is the site of obstruction); new endoscopic equipment for better visualization to[] Cycle of dysfunction: structural or functional obstruction of the ET: Negative pressure develops in middle ear.[] MRI has been used to visualize the eustachian tube and to assess its anatomy and pathology in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.[]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    Nasopharyngeal obstruction in infectious mononucleosis. Am Fam Physician . 1987 Jan. 35(1):205-9. [Medline] . Kaye KM, Kieff E.[]

  • Otitis Media

    Mechanical obstruction of the ET may be caused by primary tumor-like lesions arising from ET or secondary ET infiltration due to nasopharyngeal and parapharyngeal space tumor[] The operation involves removing the adenoids ‐ a nasopharyngeal reservoir of potential respiratory pathogens and a potential cause of obstruction of the nasal airway.[]

  • Pneumonia

    Description of the intervention Nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonisation plays an essential role in the disease process.[] A recent Cochrane Review ( Granger 2006 ) failed to show any protective efficacy of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary[]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis 1 H-S

    Clinical Science Sep 01, 1979, 57 (3) 265-272; DOI: 10.1042/cs0570265 Abstract 1. Homogenates of cultured skin fibroblasts derived from patients with α-l-iduronidase-deficiency disorders (Hurler and Scheie syndromes) were capable of hydrolysing iduronosyl anhydro-[l- 3 H]mannitol 6-sulphate although at considerably[…][]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis

    Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2013 Oct;155(10):1973-6. doi: 10.1007/s00701-013-1831-9. Epub 2013 Aug 6. Author information 1 Craniofacial Unit, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Hôpital Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, APHP, 149 Rue de Sèvres, 75015, Paris, France, [email protected] Abstract[…][]

  • Adenoid Hypertrophy

    Assessment of nasopharyngeal obstruction in radiographs was done according to four different methods. Tympanometry was used to evaluate the middle ear.[] They included all articles in which an alternative test was compared with nasoendoscopy in children with suspected nasal or nasopharyngeal airway obstruction.[] After evaluating the patient thoroughly for nasal and nasopharyngeal obstruction ruling out the other causes for the present symptomatology, we found enlargement of Luschka[]

  • Serous Otitis Media

    Serous otitis media (SOM) causing deafness is a recognized indicator of nasopharyngeal obstruction and the possibility of a nasopharyngeal malignancy must be considered in[] Nasopharyngeal cancer can present with nasal obstruction, epistaxis, purulent rhinorrhea, headache, ear pain, serous otitis media , cervical lymphadenopathy, and cranial nerve[] The clinical examination must comprise nasopharyngeal inspection, to exclude malignant or benign tumors as causes of eustachian tube obstruction.[]

  • Pierre Robin Syndrome

    Relief of upper airway obstruction was achieved by tracheostomy in three cases and nasopharyngeal intubation in two cases, with reversal of signs of cor pulmonale in each.[] Infants, when moderately to severely affected, may occasionally need nasopharyngeal cannulation, or placement of a nasopharyngeal tube to bypass the airway obstruction at[] Neonates with this condition may have emergencies and need intubation or a nasopharyngeal airway.[]

  • Tornwaldt's Disease

    […] bursa • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive nasopharynx • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive pharynx • Pain nasopharynx • Pain pharynx • Paralysis, paralytic fauces •[] Tornwaldt syndrome - nasopharyngeal discharge, occipital headache, and stiffness of posterior cervical muscles, with halitosis due to chronic infection of the pharyngeal bursa[] Posterior rhinoscopy, simple lateral view X-ray tomography, nasopharyngeal fiberoscopy, CT scan and MRI are useful in showing adhesion to the cervical vertebrae.[]

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