Application of Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Techniques

Kevin C. Welch*, James A. Stankiewicz

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

New instrumentation and techniques for endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) are presently available that offer the potential of successfully treating recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis is a manner that minimizes operative times, sinus-mucosal trauma, and operative costs. This content describes current ESS techniques and quality-of-life outcomes, techniques for transnasal and transantral balloon catheter dilatation, and their outcomes. The authors address the changing medical climate that may open new avenues for surgeons to treat patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-578
Number of pages14
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010

Keywords

  • Chronic rhinosinusitis treatment
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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