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Title: Ethmoidal silent sinus syndrome after nasal swab test
Authors: RIBEIRO, Suheyla Pollyana PereiraLOUREIRO, Rafael MaffeiGIL, Julio MirandaDUTRA, Daniel LorenaGOMES, Regina Lucia EliaDANIEL, Mauro Miguel
Citation: NEURORADIOLOGY, v.64, n.1, p.205-207, 2022
Abstract: This study reported the case of a healthy male in his 40s who presented with a 3-month history of frontal headache and post-nasal drip, which did not improve with oral antibiotics. One month prior to the onset of the symptoms, he underwent a nasopharyngeal swab testing for SARS-CoV-2 (which yielded a negative result) for a history of malaise and cough. The patient claimed that the swab insertion into the nasal cavity was particularly painful on the left side. Sinus computed tomography (CT) scan showed deformity of the left middle nasal turbinate with occlusion of the osteomeatal complex, resulting in ethmoid silent sinus syndrome. This study makes a significant contribution to the literature because nasopharyngeal, midturbinate and anterior nasal swabs have been recommended as initial diagnostic specimen collection methods by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the coronavirus disease 2019. These methods require introducing an instrument into the nasal cavity, potentially leading to adverse effects due to the delicate and complex nasal anatomy. However, complications related to swab testing for respiratory pathogens have not yet been fully discussed in the literature.
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LIM/32 - Laboratório de Otorrinolaringologia

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ODS/03 - Saúde e bem-estar

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