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Long-Term Successes of Various Sinus Surgeries: A Comprehensive Analysis.
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PMID:  23338607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Outcome studies often examine the efficacy of sinus surgery with 1 year of follow-up data, while longer-term postoperative data is less easily available. This article reviews long-term outcomes of various endoscopic techniques to further delineate risk factors for surgical failure. A systematic review of the literature was performed and studies were stratified based on surgical technique and recognized risk factors of postoperative failure. A total of 126 abstracts were identified, 82 articles were retrieved for full review, and 56 were included in this report. A total of 30 studies had longer than 1 year of follow-up data and the longest follow-up period was 10 years. Based on the available evidence, endoscopic sinus surgery has a high success rate, but with well-recognized risk factors for failure. Aggressive postoperative local care and medical therapy should be tailored to each patient's particular disease process, and form an integral part of surgical management.
Gregg H Goldstein; David W Kennedy
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current allergy and asthma reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6315     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101096440     Medline TA:  Curr Allergy Asthma Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 5 Silverstein, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA,
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