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Utility of 3D Reconstructions for Preoperative Planning in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

  • D. Radeanu
  • Constantin StanEmail author
  • A. A. Maniu
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 71)

Abstract

Introduction: CT scanning generate tridimensional reconstructions to permit the observation of paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, and other anatomic structures of our body. The use and application of the 3D reconstructions generated from files of CT examination. The evaluation before sinus surgery through 3D reconstructions from the CT files may help the surgeon for diagnosis, preoperative planning and to acquire more information than with the traditional two-dimensional images obtained with the three different plans: axial, coronal and sagittal. Objective: To investigate and demonstrate the reliability and the feasibility of the evaluation before sinus surgery through 3D reconstructions from CT examinations of patients with a free software. Method: The reconstructions were carried out before the surgeries in order to assess the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity for 45 patients. After this study, the surgery was digitally stored. Conclusion: With simple tools and personal computer, we evaluated the possibility to generate 3D reconstructions, the preoperative knowledge of the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity may generate benefits during the performance of surgeries.

Keywords

3D reconstruction Endoscopic Surgery Paranasal sinuses Nasal cavity 

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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology“Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and PharmacyCluj-NapocaRomania

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