Post Nasal Drip, Rhinorrhea

Position Statement: Allergy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery states that the management of allergic disorders is an integral part of the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Adopted 10/20/1982Revised 2/4/1989Reviewed 2/27/1993Submitted f

Position Statement: Intra-Operative Use of Computer Aided Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery endorses the intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery in appropriately select cases to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery.

Position Statement: Plastic Surgery

The American Academy of Otolaryngology--—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that facial plastic surgery is an integral part of the specialty and is a fundamental area of expertise for otolaryngologists—head and neck surgeons.

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSUI

Rhinitis Symptom Utility Index (RSUI)DescriptionMeasures the severity and frequency of rhinitis related symptoms over 14 daysTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time5 - 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterat

Rhinology Outcome Tool: RSOM-31

Rhinosinusitis Outcome Measure (RSOM-31)DescriptionMeasure of rhinosinusitis health status and quality of lifeTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)31 (7)Estimated Completion Time10-15 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1.

Position Statement: Dilation of sinuses, any method (e.g., balloon, etc.)

Sinus ostial dilation (e.g. balloon ostial dilation) is a therapeutic option for selected patients with chornic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS) who have failed appropriate medical therapy.