Intranasal endoscopic ethmodectomy and the analysis of curative effect
Wu Jian; Lu Shuchang; Fan Jingping; et al(Department of Otolaryngology, Changzheng Hospital,Shanghai, 200003)
Forty cases of intranasal endoscopic ethmoidectomy were analyzed. In this series, 28 males and 12 females were included. Hard endoscopes with diameter of 4 mm,visual angle 30 and 70 were used. All patients were followed-up for 3 to 12 months- The surgical results were that twenty percent of patients were completely relieved of symptoms, 10% symptom-free with addi-tional therapy, 40% improved without additional therapy, 20% improved with additional therapy,10% no improvement and the total effective rate was 90%. No operative complications happened.Some factors affecting operative effects were discussed.