Ten Pearls for Safe Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Marc Tewfik, Peter Wormald

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    Abstract

    Endoscopic sinus surgery is an excellent treatment option in the management of medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. Continual refinements in endoscopic technique are simultaneously allowing an expanded range of applications and a lower rate of complications for this kind of surgery. However, the potential for serious complications is ever present. The sinus surgeon must always be aware of this, and actively seek to identify high-risk situations preoperatively. The technical points presented in this article should be followed to minimize the risk of complications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)933-944
    Number of pages12
    JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
    Volume43
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010

    Keywords

    • Chronic rhinosinusitis
    • Complications
    • Endoscopic sinus surgery
    • Nasal polyposis

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