The purpose of rhinosinus revision through endoscopic surgery is to resolve recurrent, residual pathologies in patients with drug-resistant symptoms and to prevent ocular and endocranial complications. Surgical revision proves quite complex because of the destruction of the anatomical structures. More over the presence of tougher scare tissue which bleeds easily increases the risk of iatrogenous complications. Axial and coronal-projection tomography without contrast medium must be performed prior to surgery. Endonasal orientation is ensured by six main reference points. Three of these points--nasal septum, upper edge of the choana and upper edge of the nasolacrymal duct--are nearly always present while the others may or may not be, depending on what sort surgery has been performed. The present work gives the guidelines for a correct approach to patients who have undergone many previous procedures.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical revision of the lateral nasal wall|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1999|
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