Diagnostic and Surgical Endoscopy in Functional Septorhinoplasty
11 January 2005 (online)
Endoscopy has altered our ability to diagnose pathology accurately during the preoperative assessment, and it has also offered surgeons the ability to perform surgeries in a minimally invasive manner. In this article, we review the senior author's experience with diagnostic and surgical endoscopy in functional septorhinoplasty. A thorough examination of the nasal cavity in the patient seeking cosmetic rhinoplasty along with correction of nasal obstruction is enhanced by the performance of office nasal endoscopy. Endoscopically guided septoplasty is useful as a minimally invasive approach for isolated septal deformities, and it is an indispensable approach in difficult revision nasal surgeries in which obstructing septal deviation persists. Endoscopy is a critical diagnostic and surgical tool in patients seeking cosmetic nasal surgery who also have functional nasal complaints.
Endoscopy - nasal obstruction - minimally invasive surgery - endoscopic septoplasty - septorhinoplasty - cosmetic nasal surgery