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Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2010 Jun;43(3):565-78, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2010.02.021.

Application of minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery techniques.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 South First Avenue, Magquire Building, Maywood, IL 60153, USA. kwelch1@lumc.edu

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.

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10.1016/j.otc.2010.02.021
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