Endoscopic sinus surgery with middle turbinate resection: results and complications

J F Biedlingmaier
Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal 1993, 72 (5): 351-5
Numerous articles have been published on the techniques of endoscopic sinus surgery. Fewer articles are available regarding the effectiveness of these procedures in curing the patient's symptoms. A retrospective review of eighty patients was performed to outline their symptoms and determine the success of the surgery. Partial middle turbinate resection was performed in all patients. The high overall success rate of 93.5% and the high antrostomy patency rate of 94.8% demonstrates the benefits of partial resection.

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