Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
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ASTUDILLO O, David; ULLOA S, Joaquín y ULLOA B, Patricio. Surgical experience of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2012, vol.72, n.2, pp.175-180. ISSN 0718-4816. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162012000200012.
Introduction: Our specialty poses a wide range of medical and surgical areas of improvement. We need to know the current status of our services to delineate future development areas. Aim: To determine the surgical experience of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery from Guillermo Grant Benavente Hospital. Material and method: Retrospective observational study. Surgery room books, surgical protocols and statistical information center reviews. Results: We performed 8262 surgeries during the study period, with an average of 1921 surgeries annually. The most prevalent surgical areas are Pharynx (44%%), Rhinosinusal (18%) and Otology (17%). Conclusions: In our center, we developed a wide and varied range of surgical procedures. There are areas of significant development potential, such as endoscopic rhinosinusal and head and neck surgery.
Palabras clave : Surgical experience; otolaryngology surgery.