Review article: outcomes in endoscopic sinus surgery

Chronic rhinosinusitis has a significant impact on health-related and generic quality-of-life, has a high cost burden to both society and patients, and may be associated with absenteeism, loss of productivity and poor respiratory function. Though there is a paucity of level 1 evidence, endoscopic sinus surgery may be considered in medically refractory patients and a variety of objective and subjective outcome measures exist to assess the effectiveness of intervention. We outline the outcome measurements available and review in-depth the published outcomes to date. Furthermore we discuss the literature that indicates that endoscopic sinus surgery can have a positive effect on respiratory function in asthma. How patient selection, timing and extent of surgery, and post-operative care interventions may optimise surgical outcomes is explored.


Noon, E. Hopkins, C.


Journal: BMC Ear Nose Throat Disord
Volume: 16
Pages: 9 -
Year: 2016
DOI: 10.1186/s12901-016-0030-8

Further Study Information

Current Stage: Not Applicable
Funding source(s):

Health Area

Disease Category: Ear, nose, & throat

Disease Name: Rhinosinusitis , Sinusitis (chronic rhinosinusitis)

Target Population

Age Range: Unknown

Sex: Either

Nature of Intervention: Surgery

Stakeholders Involved

- None

Study Type

- Systematic review of outcomes measured in trials


- Literature review