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Three-dimensional laser surface scanning in rhinosurgery.

Authors
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  • 1 Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland. , (Switzerland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Facial plastic surgery : FPS
1098-8793
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
2
Pages
116–120
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1341587
PMID: 23564243
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Objective outcome analysis of nasal surgery remains difficult. Recently, evaluation of nasal shape following rhinosurgery shifted from two-dimensional evaluation to more sophisticated three-dimensional (3D) analysis techniques, including stereophotogrammetry, computed tomography, and 3D laser scanning. This article explores the feasibility of using 3D laser surface scanners as a tool for preoperative planning and quality control in rhinosurgery.

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