Endoscopic versus Caldwell-Luc approach in chronic maxillary sinusitis: comparison of symptoms at one-year follow-up.

@article{Penttil1994EndoscopicVC,
  title={Endoscopic versus Caldwell-Luc approach in chronic maxillary sinusitis: comparison of symptoms at one-year follow-up.},
  author={Matti Penttil{\"a} and Markus E. P. Rautiainen and J. S. Pukander and Pekka Karma},
  journal={Rhinology},
  year={1994},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={161-5}
}
The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) with the standard Caldwell-Luc (C-L) procedure in relieving the symptoms of chronic maxillary sinusitis. One hundred and fifty consecutive adult patients were operated after the failure of treatment with antimicrobials and repeated antral irrigations: 143 patients were available for the follow-up examination, at a median of 12 months after the operation. The patients' global evaluation showed… CONTINUE READING