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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Otorinolaringologia 2010 March;60(1):7-9
Endoscopic septoplasty in combination with functional endoscopic sinus surgery: our indications
Dispenza F. 1, Gallina S. 2, Mathur N. 3, Poma S., Speciale R.
1 Department of Surgical and Oncological Disciplines, Operative Unit of Otorinolaringoiatry , University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
2 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Operative Unit of Otorinolaringoiatry, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
3 ENT Department, University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India
AIM: Endoscopic septoplasty (ES) has become a wide employed surgical technique in the management of nasal septal deviation. Indication to perform such technique are differently reported in literature and no consensus exist about its utilize.
METHODS:We conducted a retrospective analysis of charts of patients treated by endoscopic sinus surgery in which an ES was performed. The surgical technique employed was described, including a personal technique, and our indications were discussed.
RESULTS:. In conclusion we believe that ES may have an important role in endoscopic sinus surgery to improve the surgical access. This technique is also a valuable teaching tool and improves the visualization of surgical details.
CONCLUSION: The traditional approach to the nasal septum must be preferred in case of major septal deviation.