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Ann Plast Surg. 1997 Apr;38(4):323-9.

Concurrent functional endoscopic sinus surgery and rhinoplasty.

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Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, USA.


Traditionally surgeons have avoided performing rhinoplasty in conjunction with sinus surgery for rhinosinusitis. With advances in rhinoplasty and endoscopic sinonasal surgery and its added benefits of precision, minimal trauma, and hemorrhage, the combined procedure is now feasible. The indications, management, and results are discussed in 40 patients who underwent the combined procedure. Patients were divided into three categories based on the location and severity of the sinus disease: mild, moderate, or severe. The majority of patients had mild or moderate sinus disease. The most common presenting symptoms were nasal obstruction and postnasal drip. All patients had a history of sinusitis recalcitrant to conservative medical management. Results demonstrate the combined treatment modality to be safe and effective in patients with mild to moderate sinus disease and in selected patients with severe sinus disease.

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