Long-term outcome analysis of functional endoscopic sinus surgery: correlation of symptoms with endoscopic examination findings and potential prognostic variables

Laryngoscope. 1997 Apr;107(4):504-10. doi: 10.1097/00005537-199704000-00014.


One hundred eighty-two patients were evaluated after functional endoscopic sinus surgery. The goal was to establish whether any anatomical finding correlated with symptoms and to find any historical predictors of symptomatic failure. Of all physical findings reviewed, only scarring of middle meatal antrostomy and scarring of the ethmoids approached significance in predicting poor outcome. Surprisingly, of the historical factors reviewed, only gastroesophageal reflux disease was statistically significant as a predictor of poor symptomatic outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Chronic Disease
  • Endoscopy*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Paranasal Sinuses / pathology
  • Paranasal Sinuses / surgery
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prognosis
  • Sinusitis / pathology
  • Sinusitis / surgery*
  • Treatment Outcome