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International Innovations
July 2002

Endoscopy-Assisted Rhinoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, Hospital of Imola, Bologna, Italy.

 

From the Ear, Nose, and Throat Department, Hospital of Imola, Bologna, Italy.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(3):190-193. doi:
Abstract

In nasal surgery some surgical steps are done without the aid of direct vision. In these situations, surgeons must use their experience and judgment. I have adapted techniques used in endoscopic sinus surgery to perform some of the surgical steps of functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty. Between September 1999 and February 2000, 11 patients underwent endoscopic-assisted septorhinoplasty, and 18 patients underwent traditional closed rhinoplasty. The following parameters were compared: surgical bleeding, postoperative edema and ecchymosis, dorsum irregularity, and operative time for each technique. The following steps were clearly visualized with the endoscope: raising the periosteum from the nasal bone, resecting the nasal hump, and rasping the nasal bones. The use of endoscopic instruments does not change the surgical steps required. Rather, it allows direct vision of steps previously not viewable.

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