Which factors are involved in the pathophysiology of rhinosinusitis (RS)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Answer

The pathophysiology of rhinosinusitis is related to 3 factors:

  • Obstruction of sinus drainage pathways (sinus ostia)

  • Ciliary impairment

  • Altered mucus quantity and quality


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