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Minerva Pediatrica 2002 April;54(2):147-52

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Complicated acute sphenoiditis in childhood. Case report and literature review

Olina M., Quaglia P., Stangalini V., Guglielmetti C., Binotti M., Pia F., Bona G.


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In ENT practice, acute uncomplicated sphenoiditis is rarely diagnosed: very often diagnosis is involved for multiform and unspecific symptomatology, such as to sham nervous, visual and upper respiratory tract diseases. Only a careful differential diagnostics and an instrumental investigation consents to realise quickly a specific treatment, avoiding some complications, still frequent. This case-report, underlines that the polyspecialists' co-operation is necessary to make a correct diagnosis, and to avert important and dangerous complications into shapes of sphenoiditis.

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