Marlene Richter Jensen, Elisabeth Arndal &
Christian von Buchwald:
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V05180344
The aim of this review is to evaluate current guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. We discuss: 1) diagnostic criteria, 2) the use of supplementary tools like VAS, Sino-Nasal Outcome Test and Sniffin’ Sticks, 3) the use of tests like allergy, serum IgE and biopsy and 4) comorbidity in relation to the unified airways concept. Furthermore, we evaluate: 1) initial treatment with topical steroids and nasal irrigation, 2) additional treatment options including surgery, systemic steroids and antibiotics and 3) treatment risks. Follow-up of patients is important for evaluating treatment effect and possible need of further treatment.