Educational Videos

Sinus Involvement in Vasculitis

Head and neck involvement in vasculitis 04:38
Outward manifestations in the head and neck 05:11
Sinus damage can look similar to use of cocaine 06:27
Role of head and neck biopsy 08:12
Limited” GPA 09:29
Head and neck treatment 14:38
Using nasal irrigations 15:08
Metamazone nasal spray 24:10:00
Subglottic stenosis 25:39:00
Loss of sense of smell 30:54:00
Saddle nose deformity 33:39:00

Learn more about the impact vasculitis can have on a patient’s head and neck. In this video lecture you will learn how symptoms manifest in the nose and sinus cavity. There is also discussion about frequently used treatments such as nasal saline irrigations, antibiotic washes, and other strategies.


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How does vasculitis affect the head and neck?

What happens during a head and neck exam?

Why did my doctor ask me if I used cocaine?

How do you make your own saline solution?

Brent A. Senior, MD, FACS, FARS · Chief, Division of Rhinology, Allergy, and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
Dr. Senior is Vice Chairman of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine. He is also a Nathaniel and Sheila Harris Distinguished Professor, Division of Neurosurgery at UNC. His clinical specialties include endoscopic minimally invasive management of sinusitis, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea, and tumors of the anterior skull base; surgical management of sleep apnea and snoring; and allergy.

Erin K. O’Brien, MD · Division Chair, Rhinology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Dr. O’Brien is a fellowship-trained rhinologist with a specialty interest in chronic rhinosinusitis, nasal polyps, aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (nasal polyps, asthma, aspirin sensitivity), benign sinus tumors, cerebrospinal fluid leaks in the nose, and skull base surgery. In addition to her clinical interests, she is also active in research and education, and provides mentorship to medical students and residents.