Can FESS combined with submucosal resection (SMR)/septoplasty reduce revision rate?

  title={Can FESS combined with submucosal resection (SMR)/septoplasty reduce revision rate?},
  author={Chan-Chi Chang and Chih-Jaan Tai and Teik-Ying Ng and Yung-An Tsou and Ming-Hsui Tsai},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={151 4},
OBJECTIVES Our study was designed to ascertain the outcomes of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) combined with submucosal resection (SMR)/septoplasty in reducing FESS revision rates. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective population-based study. SETTING Academic tertiary medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS By using the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, we obtained the patients who underwent FESS for chronic rhinosinusitis. These patients were divided into 2 groups: the control… CONTINUE READING