Outcomes After Frontal Sinus Surgery

An Evidence-Based Review

Adam S. DeConde, Timothy Smith

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Abstract

Endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective intervention at improving quality of life for patients with medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. The evidence supporting frontal sinusotomy is limited to single institution case series. However, the data for Draf IIa frontal sinusotomy do demonstrate that most patients experience lasting frontal sinus patency on postoperative endoscopic examination and improvements in quality of life. Salvage endoscopic frontal sinus surgery via a Draf III shows high rates of neo-ostium patency and subjective improvements in symptoms at a 2-year time point in case series.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1033
Number of pages15
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Draf IIa
  • Draf III
  • Endoscopic frontal sinusotomy
  • Endoscopic modified Lothrop
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Frontal sinus drillout
  • Frontal sinus obliteration
  • Frontal sinusitis

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Outcomes After Frontal Sinus Surgery : An Evidence-Based Review. / DeConde, Adam S.; Smith, Timothy.

In: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 49, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 1019-1033.

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