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Chapter 33. Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

The uncinate process originates from which of the following ethmoturbinal portions?

A. Ascending portion of the first ethmoturbinal

B. Descending portion of the first ethmoturbinal

C. Second ethmoturbinal

D. Third ethmoturbinal

Appropriate medical therapy recommendations for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis includes:

A. A single short course of systemic steroids

B. A trial of topical antibiotics for 3 to 4 weeks

C. A trial of oral antibiotics for 3 to 4 weeks

D. Anti-leukotriene therapy

Which antibiotic would best treat a patient with 4-months of rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and elevated IgE levels?

A. Doxycycline

B. Azithromycin

C. Amoxicillin/Clavulanate

D. Culture-directed antibiotic

In relation to structures along the anterior skull base, which answer best describes the relative position of the anterior ethmoid artery?

A. The artery lies anterior to or within a frontal bullar cell.

B. The artery lies directly posterior to a supra-agger cell.

C. The artery lies anterior, within, or posterior to a supraorbital ethmoid cell.

D. The artery may be directly anterior or posterior to the frontal recess.

With regards to iatrogenic skull base injury with CSF rhinorrhea, which is true?

A. Postoperative identification requires immediate surgical repair.

B. Intraoperative recognition of CSF leaks may be watched conservatively as the majority of cases will heal spontaneously.

C. A trial of conservative management is appropriate in all cases.

D. 20% of iatrogenic CSF leaks result in meningitis.

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