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Case of the Month

We are pleased to bring you this new online educational series of case-based activities, focusing on health issues related to allergy, rhinology and otolaryngology.

They are completely free to access (registration required).

A new case will be presented each month during 2017. The format of each case will be as follows:

  • Read about the case study, beginning with a patient history
  • View an image gallery relating to the case, for further examination
  • What’s your diagnosis? Choose from several options and gain feedback on your choice.
  • What’s your next step? Once the correct diagnosis is selected, select the best possible treatment option and gain further feedback
  • What’s the most appropriate surgical approach? Once the most appropriate treatment is selected, choose from several options and gain feedback
  • Where possible, watch a video of the surgical procedure to gain invaluable insight for providing the best treatment

You will be able to:

  • Register an account and login, for free, so that you can receive invaluable guidance on the latest tests and treatments
  • Save your progress for future reference and learning
  • Send questions to experts for additional, detailed feedback

The courses are brought to you by International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology, the official journal of the American Rhinologic Society (ARS) and the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy (AAOS), which is published by Wiley.

Case of the Month Editor: Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D., Harvard Medical School

* Dr. Bleier is a consultant for Olympus, Canon, and Karl Storz and has an equity relationship with Interscope


Case: June 2017

A 40-year-old male patient with history of surgery for nasal polyposis. Patient had eye swelling following his surgery elsewhere 2 years ago. Patient was referred for persistent frontal sinus disease and frontal pain on bending forward…

Case: May 2017

A 23-year-old woman with intermittent asthma presents with 4 weeks of clear rhinorrhea, facial pressure, and intermittent sneezing. Her symptoms are year-round, but are exacerbated during the summer months. An over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamine helps, but makes her sleepy…

Case: April 2017

A 52-year-old man presents with a history of fungal sinusitis and nasal polyps that are repeatedly refractory to medical therapy, including oral and topical steroids, antibiotics, and antifungal medications.

Case: March 2017

A 37-year-old woman with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) after sinus surgery. Associated reactive airway disease with 2 emergency department presentations for acute shortness of breath in the past 6 months…

Case: February 2017

A 54 year old man with worsening left orbital proptosis following a motor vehicle accident that occurred 25 years ago and resulted in extensive facial fractures. The patient recently had 3 sinus surgeries for the proptosis all performed one year ago…

Case: January 2017

A 46-year-old female with a history of chronic rhinosinusitis presents 3 months after an endoscopic sinus surgery performed by an outside ENT. The patient complains of chronic bilateral headaches, left sided rhinorrhea, and bilateral nasal congestion…

Interested in becoming a “Case of the Month” author?

Click here to download our “Case of the Month” Author Guidelines

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Benjamin S. Bleier, M.D.
Editor, Case of the Month