Gore Tex Implants in the Treatment of Atrophic Rhinitis

Gore Tex Implants in the Treatment of Atrophic Rhinitis


Lead Sponsor: Hospital Felicio Rocho

Source Hospital Felicio Rocho
Brief Summary

This is a retrospective study, involving patients with atrophic rhinitis, that underwent Gore tex® implants in the nasal fossa.

The Fetid Rhinitis or Atrophic Ozena is a chronic illness characterized by yellowish secretion in the initial phase and the other phases with fetid crusts and atrophy of the mucous bone covering. Diverse theories exist that try to explain the appearance of this pathology, such as: hereditary factors, immunological alterations, viral infection and nutritional lack. Currently, its etiology remains unknown. As there isn't any ideal treatment already established, this technique improves the options of treatment.

All patients have improved after the procedure.

Detailed Description

Data about 5 patients that underwent surgery to implant polytetrafluoroethylene in the nasal fossa was collect. The symptoms and complications were described.

Overall Status Suspended
Start Date November 2006
Primary Completion Date February 2008
Study Type Observational
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
improvement of fetid crusts and atrophy of the mucous bone covering after surgery recovery
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
lack of side effects such as infection after the treatment
Enrollment 5

Intervention Type: Other

Intervention Name: implants of polytetrafluoroethylene in tha nasal fossa

Description: surgical implants of polytetrafluoroethylene in the nasal fossa

Arm Group Label: polytetrafluoroethylene


Sampling Method: Non-Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

- Symptoms of atrophic rhinitis, with previous clinical treatment without good results

Exclusion Criteria:

- Patients with mental illness

Gender: All

Minimum Age: N/A

Maximum Age: N/A

Healthy Volunteers: No

Verification Date

January 2009

Responsible Party

Name Title: Larissa Oliveira Lauriano

Organization: Hospital Felício Rocho

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Arm Group

Label: polytetrafluoroethylene

Acronym RA
Study Design Info

Observational Model: Case-Only

Time Perspective: Retrospective

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov