J Rhinol > Epub ahead of print
Published online December 17, 2020.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2020.00332    [Epub ahead of print]
Footsteps of the Innovations in Rhinology
Hwae-Joon Jung, Heung-Man Lee
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Guro Hospital, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
비과학이 걸어온 혁신의 발자취
정회준, 이흥만
고려대학교 의과대학 구로병원 이비인후-두경부외과학교실
Correspondence: 
Heung-Man Lee, Tel: +82-2-2626-1298, Fax: +82-2-868-0475, Email: lhman@korea.ac.kr
Received: 13 August 2020   • Revised: 20 September 2020   • Accepted: 21 September 2020
Abstract
Rhinology is the study of nose, paranasal sinus, and nasopharynx. The nose is the most prominent structure on the human face and has been a subject of study since ancient human civilization. The history of rhinology has reflected the sociocultural aspects of the times, and rhinology has achieved remarkable growth with innovative discoveries by numerous pioneers. The focus of surgical procedures of the paranasal sinus shifted from mucosal stripping to functional endoscopic surgery with advancement of technology. Furthermore, the field of rhinology is gradually expanding due to cutting-edge technologies such as image-guided surgery, three-dimensional endoscopy, and robotic surgery. Additional clinical experiences and technological developments are expected to further advance rhinology.
Key Words: NoseParanasal sinusesNasal septumRhinoplastyHistory


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