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01.01.2016 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2016 Open Access

BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders 1/2016

Review article: outcomes in endoscopic sinus surgery

BMC Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders > Ausgabe 1/2016
Edward Noon, Claire Hopkins


Chronic rhinosinusitis has a significant impact on health-related and generic quality-of-life, has a high cost burden to both society and patients, and may be associated with absenteeism, loss of productivity and poor respiratory function. Though there is a paucity of level 1 evidence, endoscopic sinus surgery may be considered in medically refractory patients and a variety of objective and subjective outcome measures exist to assess the effectiveness of intervention. We outline the outcome measurements available and review in-depth the published outcomes to date. Furthermore we discuss the literature that indicates that endoscopic sinus surgery can have a positive effect on respiratory function in asthma. How patient selection, timing and extent of surgery, and post-operative care interventions may optimise surgical outcomes is explored.
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