How is rhinosinusitis (RS) classified?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Rhinosinusitis may be further classified according to the anatomic site (maxillary, ethmoidal, frontal, sphenoidal), pathogenic organism (viral, bacterial, fungal), presence of complication (orbital, intracranial), and associated factors (nasal polyposis, immunosuppression, anatomic variants). (See Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Etiology.)


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