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Clinical Challenges
March 2005

The Pros and Cons of Second-Look Sinonasal Endoscopy After Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Children

Author Affiliations
 

KAREN H.CALHOUNMD

 

RONALD B.KUPPERSMITHMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131(3):267-269. doi:10.1001/archotol.131.3.267

Financial Disclosure: None.

Hypothesis: The outcomes of pediatric patients undergoing 2 surgical procedures and 2 periods of endotracheal general anesthesia justify the risks of routinely scheduled second-look sinonasal endoscopy (SLSE).

Management of sinusitis in children was transformed with the introduction of pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery (PESS). In the late 1980s, PESS was pioneered by Gross et al,1 and since then, it has evolved to include expanded indications, innovative modifications, and improved instrumentation.

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