Original Investigation

Does the Change in the Indications of Endoscopic Sinonasal Surgery Continue? Data between 1994-2018


  • Mehmet Fatih Karakuş
  • Kürşat Murat Özcan
  • Müge Özcan
  • Süleyman Emre Karakurt
  • Mehmet Ali Çetin
  • Mustafa Çolak
  • Fakih Cihat Eravcı
  • Yeşim Yüksel
  • Ali Titiz
  • Adnan Ünal

Received Date: 02.10.2019 Accepted Date: 30.11.2019 Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020;58(1):5-9


Endoscopic sinonasal surgery (ESS) has changing over the years in parallel with the developments in endoscopy devices, video-imaging techniques, and surgical instruments. In the present study we investigated whether the indications of patients who underwent surgery over a period of 25 years have accommodated to these changes.


We retrospectively evaluated 1173 patients who underwent surgery in our clinic from 1994 through 2007, and 954 patients who underwent surgery from 2008 through 2018. The patients were divided into three groups as follows: chronic rhinosinusitis with polyps (CRSwNP), chronic rhinosinusitis without polyps (CRSsNP), and others. The changes in the indications during the first 14 years and the following 11 years were compared, and the results were statistically evaluated.


A significant decrease was observed in the number of patients who underwent surgery following the diagnosis of CRSsNP (p<0.001). In addition, a statistically significant increase was found in CRSwNP (p<0.001) and other (p<0.001) indications.


When ESS indications identified in our clinic were reviewed, it was observed that the increasing trend in CRSwNP rate in the first 14 years continued, there was a significant increase in non-CRS indications in the last 11 years, and there has been an increase in patients with fungal sinusitis, especially in this group.

Keywords: Sinusitis, nasal polyps, nasal surgical procedures, endoscopy, chronic disease