Effect of sinus surgery on quality of life.

  title={Effect of sinus surgery on quality of life.},
  author={Richard E. Gliklich and Ralph B. Metson},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={117 1},
Although sinus surgery may reduce the incidence of recurrent infection in patients with chronic sinusitis, little is known about the effect of such surgery on a patient's quality of life. One hundred eight patients undergoing ethmoid sinus surgery were prospectively evaluated with statistically validated measures of sinusitis-specific and general health-related quality of life. Twelve months after surgery significant improvements were found in sinus-specific health status, including a reduction… CONTINUE READING

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