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Virtual surgery planning tool may improve nasal airway obstruction

November 9, 2017

Surgeons reported a positive experience with a virtual surgery planning tool that uses computational fluid dynamic simulations to improve nasal airway obstruction.

The cross-sectional study included 60-minute face-to-face interviews with nine board-certified otolaryngologists who had an average of about 15 years of experience, and performed a mean of 2.2 nasal surgeries per month. Eligible participants were from a single center and underwent interviews between Sept. 16, 2016 and Oct. 7, 2017. The researchers showed the participants virtual surgery methods, after which participants could interact with the tool and then view a patient case.

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Subtotal septal reconstruction may have utility in severe septal deviation

September 27, 2017
Subtotal septal reconstruction was associated with improved Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation scores in a cohort of patients undergoing septorhinoplasty for severe…
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Patient-reported tool helps assess rhinoplasty outcomes

September 21, 2017
Results demonstrated that the new patient-reported Standardized Cosmesis and Health Nasal Outcomes Survey may aid clinicians in evaluating both cosmetic and functional…
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