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December 1989

Three-Dimensional Surface Rendering of Nasal Anatomy From Computed Tomographic Data

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Radiology (Drs Lanzieri, Rosenbloom, Duchesneau, and Rosenbaum) and Division of Otolaryngology and Communicative Diseases (Dr Levine), Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic Foundation.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(12):1434-1437. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860360036013

• This article investigates the potential of using three-dimensional surface-rendered computed tomographic reconstructions for demonstrating normal and pathologic intranasal anatomy. Three-dimensional surface renderings of the intranasal structures were generated in 38 patients from coronal high-resolution computed tomographic images. Because of the complex anatomy, three-dimensional images were believed to be useful for surgical planning. There may be a correlation between the appearance of the uncinate process and severity of inflammatory sinus disease.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115:1434-1437)

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