Evidence-Based Practice. Postoperative Care in Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Luke Rudmik, Timothy L. Smith

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Postoperative care following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) for medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is believed to be important to optimize clinical outcomes. There is no standardized approach to postoperative care and, because of the numerous reported strategies, there remains a debate as to what constitutes the optimal postoperative care protocol. This article reviews the evidence and describes an evidence-based approach for postoperative care following ESS for medically refractory CRS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1032
Number of pages14
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • Chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Debridement
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Nasal irrigations
  • Postoperative care
  • Sinus stent
  • Sinusitis
  • Topical steroids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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