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. Largo
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Reto Wettstein
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Ilario Fulco
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Mathias Tremp
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Dirk J. Schaefer
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Wolfgang Gubisch
Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, Marienhospital Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
,
Martin D. Haug
Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Publication Date:
05 April 2013 (online)

Abstract

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.