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What causes smell loss?

Smell loss or anosmia can be due to many varied causes, such as acute head trauma, a severe cold, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, neurological conditions, and rarely tumors.   An important distinguishing factor is the acuity of onset. Acute smell loss can be due to a severe upper respiratory infection or head trauma. Viruses can cause […]

What are the symptoms of chronic sinusitis

Chronic sinusitis (CRS) is defined as 12 weeks or more of two or more of the following signs and symptoms: Mucopurulent drainage (anterior or posterior) Nasal obstruction Facial pressure or pain or fullness Decreased smell In addition, inflammation must be documented by one or more of the following findings: Radiographic imaging showing inflammation in the […]

Fungal sinusitis

Fungal Sinusitis Fungal sinusitis is a rare variant of chronic sinusitis. There are three main type of fungal sinusitis. Fungal balls are also known as aspergillomas or mycetomas. These are fungal colonizations, where a fungal spore finds its way into the maxillary or sphenoid sinus and over many years will continue to divide until the […]

What is Chronic Sinusitis?

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a common and prevalent disease in the United States. Symptoms include nasal congestion, drainage, facial pain or pressure and smell loss for at least twelve weeks. Previously bacterial infections were thought to be the reason for the symptoms, but now it is thought that chronic inflammation is the cause. The inflammation […]

Image Guidance in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is surgery that is performed using cameras through the nostrils to open up and drain the sinuses. There are no external incisions. Since its inception in the 1980s, it has advanced in leaps and bounds, allowing more extensive surgery with less complications and easier recovery. One of the keys to this advancement […]

Advances in endoscopic sinus surgery

Rhinology is one of the newest medical specialties with many exciting technological advances occurring in recent years. Endoscopic sinus surgery began in the 1980s, and has progressed in leaps and bounds over the ensuing decades. Dr. Meier attends multiple courses annually to stay up to date on the newest technologies employed in the medical and […]

New Cone Beam CT Scanner at Nevada ENT

Nevada ENT and Reno Tahoe Sinus Center are excited to announce that we have just completed installation of a brand new Carestream CS 9300 cone beam CT scanner. Our office has offered in-office CT imaging for the last 7 years, and we recently decided to upgrade to the latest technology. We can image both the […]

Update on Chronic Sinusitis

Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is a condition that a large segment of the population suffers from, with a significant decrement in quality of life. Symptoms of CRS include nasal drainage, congestion, facial pain or pressure, and smell loss. Frequently nasal allergies can contribute to symptoms. In Reno, the bulk of allergy symptoms occur in the fall, […]