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Endoscopic transnasal antrochoanal polypectomy: an alternative to the transantral approach.
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PMID:  8420009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The use of functional endoscopic sinus surgery has been limited typically to management of chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis, and recurrent acute sinusitis. Antrochoanal polyps (ACPs) traditionally have been resected using a Caldwell-Luc sinusotomy. We used the endoscopic approach, however, in the treatment of five cases of ACP. There was recurrence in one case, but the polyp was successfully removed endoscopically. In the other four cases there has been no evidence of recurrence at a maximum follow-up of 24 months. We believe that transnasal endoscopic antrochoanal polypectomy is an excellent surgical option; there is significantly less postoperative morbidity than with the transantral approach, and rates of complete cure are similar.
M C Loury; D K Hinkley; W Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-11     Completed Date:  1993-02-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21203-6402.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Nasal Polyps / surgery*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / surgery
Postoperative Care
Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods

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