Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(3): 207-215
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-861776
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Diagnostic and Surgical Endoscopy in Functional Septorhinoplasty

Paul V. Lanfranchi1 , Jacob Steiger2 , Anthony Sparano2 , Laurie Brigandi1 , Guy Lin2 , Samuel S. Becker3 , Daniel G. Becker2 , 3 , 4
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Stratford, New Jersey
  • 2Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 4Becker Nose and Sinus Center, LLC. Sewell, New Jersey
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Publication Date:
11 January 2005 (online)

ABSTRACT

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.