Lessons Learned from Rhinologic Procedure Complications: A Case-Based Review

Rakesh K. Chandra, Kevin C. Welch

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Despite meticulous attention to details and expert technique, complications resulting from rhinologic procedures can occur during one’s professional career. This book discusses real-life complications and why these unfortunate events occur, as well as how best to manage the consequent issues. The text also provides thoughtful strategies to prevent such situations going forward. The book is organized as a series of case-based chapters, each illustrating a complication involving the orbit, the skull base, unexpected bleeding, poor healing, or those relating to intraoperative decision making, and how each was managed by the authors. Each chapter begins with bullet points highlighting key clinical pearls illustrated by that particular case. Written by leaders in the field with decades of experience in sino-nasal procedures, the analysis complements expert opinions with evidence-based published literature and shares experiences related to the most current techniques, devices, and instrumentation. Every otolaryngologist practicing rhinologic procedures will appreciate the candid nature of the discussion and will find enrichment in this shared wisdom. Lessons Learned from Rhinologic Procedure Complications: A Case-Based Review serves practitioners of general otolaryngology as well as resident trainees in this field, explaining how best to identify, diagnose, and resolve a complication during rhinology procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)9783030753238
ISBN (Print)9783030753221
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • CSF Leak
  • head and neck surgery
  • Intracranial Injury
  • Middle Tubinate Lateralization
  • Orbital Hematoma
  • Ostial Stenosis
  • Silent Sinus Syndrome
  • The Anticoagulated Patient

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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