Articles tagged with "sinus surgery"

Sinus Surgery Checklist Standardizes Practice and Safety Tasks

How does implementation of an endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) checklist affect safe surgical practices specific to ESS? Background: ESS is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by otolaryngologists. A recent review of 62,823 ESS patients indicated a major complication rate of 1 percent. Additionally, rhinology claims represent 70 percent of indemnity compensation for […]

Middle Turbinate Variations Don’t Justify Sinus Surgery

Are anatomic variations of the middle turbinate (MT), such as concha bullosa and paradoxical MT, associated with nasal septal deviation or chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS)? Background: CRS has multiple underlying causes. Although anatomic variations of nasal and sinus structures have been implicated as a possible risk factor for CRS, there is no agreement in the literature. Study […]

Surgical Approaches to Sinus Disease: The Debate Continues

Part 2 of 2 articles

PHILADELPHIA-Surgeons are faced with many options for approaching diseases of the sinus; the right approach is not always clear-cut. Five experts reviewed several approaches at Rhinology World held here recently, with some favoring a more aggressive approach, some preferring to be less aggressive, and others highlighting new technology.