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CROSARA, Paulo Fernando Tormin Borges et al. Rhinoplasty Complications and Reoperations: Systematic Review. Int. Arch. Otorhinolaryngol. [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.1, pp.97-101. ISSN 1809-9777.


This article is related to complications of rhinoplasty and its main causes of reoperations.


The objective of this study is to perform a systematic review of literature on complications in rhinoplasty.

Data Synthesis

The authors conducted a survey of articles related to key terms in the literature by using three important databases within 11 years, between January 2002 and January 2013. We found 1,271 abstracts and selected 49 articles to this review.


Themain results showed that the number of primary open rhinoplasty was 7902 (89%) and 765 closed (11%) and the percentage of reoperations in primary open complete rhinoplasties was 2.73% and closed complete was 1.56%. The statistical analysis revealed a value of p = 0.071. The standardization of terms can improve the quality of scientific publications about rhinoplasty. There is no difference between primary open or closed rhinoplasty techniques in relation to reoperations.

Keywords : postoperative complications; surgical revision; rhinoplasty.

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