Contemporary considerations in concurrent endoscopic sinus surgery and rhinoplasty

Toby O. Steele, Amarbir Gill, Travis T. Tollefson

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Purpose of review: Characterize indications, perioperative considerations, clinical outcomes and complications for concurrent endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and rhinoplasty. Recent findings: Chronic rhinosinusitis and septal deviation with or without inferior turbinate hypertrophy independently impair patient-reported quality of life. Guidelines implore surgeons to include endoscopy to accurately evaluate patient symptoms. Complication rates parallel those of either surgery (ESS and rhinoplasty) alone and are not increased when performed concurrently. Operative time is generally longer for joint surgeries. Patient satisfaction rates are high. Summary: Concurrent functional and/or cosmetic rhinoplasty and ESS is a safe endeavor to perform in a single operative setting and most outcomes data suggest excellent patient outcomes. Additional studies that include patient-reported outcome measures are needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-213
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018


  • chronic rhinosinusitis
  • cosmetic surgery
  • nasal airway
  • rhinoplasty
  • rhinosinusitis
  • septoplasty
  • septorhinoplasty
  • sinus surgery
  • turbinate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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