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The safety and efficacy of intra-nasal ethmoidectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3171373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Each of the three types of ethmoidectomy: intra-nasal, trans-antral and external, has its supporters and detractors who argue about the efficacy and safety of the procedures. One hundred and five ethmoidectomies for nasal polyps are reviewed retrospectively. Regardless of the approach used, approximately half of these had recurrence of polyps and some patients had several revision operations. There were six complications specific to the surgery. None was serious but most occurred with external ethmoidectomy. The limitations of ethmoidectomy for nasal polyps, the reasons for the good safety record and the best means of training juniors in the procedures are discussed.
D J Watson; M V Griffiths
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-11-17     Completed Date:  1988-11-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  802-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Tryn, Bristol.
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MeSH Terms
Ethmoid Bone / surgery*
Nasal Polyps / surgery*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
Postoperative Complications / etiology

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