Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(02): 116-120
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1341587
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Three-dimensional Laser Surface Scanning in Rhinosurgery

René D. Largo1, Reto Wettstein1, Ilario Fulco1, Mathias Tremp1, Dirk J. Schaefer1, Wolfgang Gubisch2, Martin D. Haug1
  • 1Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
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Publication Date:
05 April 2013 (online)


Objective outcome analysis of nasal surgery remains difficult. Recently, evaluation of nasal shape following rhinosurgery shifted from two-dimensional evaluation to more sophisticated three-dimensional (3D) analysis techniques, including stereophotogrammetry, computed tomography, and 3D laser scanning. This article explores the feasibility of using 3D laser surface scanners as a tool for preoperative planning and quality control in rhinosurgery.