Multiplanar sinus CT: A systematic approach to imaging before functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Jenny K. Hoang, James D. Eastwood, Christopher L. Tebbit, Christine M. Glastonbury

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this essay is to present a systematic approach to the use of coronal, axial, and sagittal images for CT evaluation of the sinuses before functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). CONCLUSION. We present a systematic approach to the use of coronal, axial, and sagittal images in CT evaluation before FESS. Each imaging plane is valuable for displaying anatomic variants, which can predispose a patient to recurrent disease and affect the surgical approach, and critical variants, which can make surgery hazardous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)W527-W536
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume194
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • CT
  • Complications
  • FESS
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Preoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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