The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-3329
Print ISSN : 0040-8727
ISSN-L : 0040-8727
Regular Contributions
Comparison of Complications between Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Caldwell-Luc Operation
Katsuhisa IkedaKoji HiranoTakeshi OshimaAkira ShimomuraHideaki SuzukiHiroshi SunoseYoshifumi KondoTomonori Takasaka
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1996 Volume 180 Issue 1 Pages 27-31


Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) was compared with Caldwell-Luc (C-L) operation based on blood loss during surgery, operation time, period of hospitalization and complications. Both blood loss and operation time were significantly reduced in ESS as compared with C-L operation. In addition, patients undergoing ESS resulted in discharges after surgery earlier than those undergoing C-L operation. Minor complication was seen in 4.8% of the ESS patients whereas no major complication was recognized. ESS is a relatively safe procedure with superiority over C-L operation.

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