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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
November 1999

Image-Guided Surgery: Helpful for the Otolaryngologist

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KAREN H.CALHOUNMDRONALD B.KUPPERSMITHMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1999;125(11):1279-1280. doi:10.1001/archotol.125.11.1279

THIS REVIEW of image-guidance technology for endoscopic sinus surgery is timely and well written. It summarizes the major issues and controversies in an organized, unbiased fashion. Casiano concludes that "currently available image-guidance technology requires a great deal of preoperative planning" and that "it cannot be used on an as-needed basis." In addition, the author states that although image-guidance technology has the potential to assist the surgeon in selected cases, significant outcome data are not available.

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