Comparison of complications between endoscopic sinus surgery and caldwell-luc operation

Katsuhisa Ikeda, Koji Hirano, Takeshi Oshima, Akira Shimomura, Hideaki Suzuki, Hiroshi Sunose, Yoshifumi Kondo, Tomonori Takasaka

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Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) was compared with Caldwell-Luc (C-L) operation based on blood loss during surgery, operation time, period of hospitalization and complications. Both blood loss and operation time were significantly reduced in ESS as compared with C-L operation. In addition, patients undergoing ESS resulted in discharges after surgery earlier than those undergoing C-L operation. Minor complication was seen in 4.8% of the ESS patients whereas no major complication was recognized. ESS is a relatively safe procedure with superiority over C-L operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Sep


  • Blood loss
  • Caldwell-Luc operation
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Hospitalization
  • Operation time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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