International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology – Interactive Case Learning Series – Archive 2017

This is a series of case-based activities, focusing on health issues related to allergy, rhinology and otolaryngology.

Listed below are the archived cases for 2017, click here to view the series for the current year.

They are completely free to access (registration required).

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.

Interactive Case Learning Series 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: December 2017

A 3-month-old, otherwise healthy girl was referred from an outside hospital for further evaluation of bilateral epiphora and dacryocystitis. She had undergone 2 prior probing attempts, in…

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Case: November 2017

A 37-year-old woman presented to an endocrinologist with chronic daily headache and hyperprolactinemia. The patient reported a several-month history of bifrontal headache…

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Case: October 2017

A 10-year-old otherwise healthy male presents with left facial bulging, left nasal airway obstruction, and recurrent left epistaxis. He has no other medical or surgical history,…

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Case: September 2017

A 45-year-old male presented with recurrent pain and pressure along the right frontoethmoid region 15 years after right-sided endoscopic sinus surgery for an obstructing right frontal osteoma.

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Case: August 2017

A 29-year-old male presented with vision changes for the last 2 to 3 months. The patient complains of throbbing, bifrontal headaches since childhood but notes an increased frequency with a…

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Case: July 2017

An 82-year-old woman presented with a 6-month history of left maxillary pain, left-sided nasal congestion, thick drainage, and epiphora. She had no preexisting history of sinonasal complaints…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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