antral lavage

antral lavage

irrigation of the maxillary sinus through its natural ostium or through a puncture of the inferior meatus.

an·tral la·vage

(an'trăl lă-vahzh')
Irrigation of the maxillary sinus through its natural ostium or through a puncture of the inferior meatus.
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Raza et al estimated the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography compared to that of antral lavage at our set up.
Haapaniemi et al13 compared the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis as compared to antral lavage. The sensitivity of USG examination to find maxillary sinus secretion was 77% and the specificity 49%.
Ultrasound and antral lavage in the examination of maxillary sinuses.
Objective: To compare the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis as compared to antral lavage.
After ultrasonography all the patients had an antral lavage with isotonic saline to look for mucopurulent discharge.
Results: The sensitivity of ultrasonography in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis taking antral lavage as Gold Standard was very low 35.89 %.
Antral lavage is a commonly performed procedure in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis in our setup.
After ultrasonography, all the patients had antral lavage with isotonic saline to look for mucopurulent discharge.
the patients who were positive on gold standard (antral lavage) but our test (ultrasonography) diagnosed them as negative.
The sensitivity of ultrasonography in diagnosis of maxillary sinusitis taking antral lavage as Gold Standard shows that the sensitivity is very low 35.89%, but ultrasonography is quite specific as specificity is high 80.95%.