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2022 Jul 14

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol

Individual SNOT-22 Items Aid in Differentiating Between Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea and Chronic Rhinosinusitis Without Nasal Polyps.


Liu MY, Gardner J R, Woodworth BA, Jang DW, Kanaan A, Radabaugh J P, Yao WC, Goros M, Challa M, Grayson JW, Wang Z, Chen PG
Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2022 Jul 14:34894221111256.
PMID: 35833241.


Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea is a diagnostic challenge due to its overlapping symptomatology with other sinonasal diseases. The objective of this study was to investigate whether items on the sinonasal outcome test (SNOT)-22 could suggest a diagnosis of spontaneous CSF rhinorrhea versus chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyps (CRSsNP).