Osteotomy Rhinoplasty Workup

Updated: Sep 22, 2017
  • Author: John A Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Mark S Granick, MD, FACS  more...
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Laboratory Studies

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  • Every patient must undergo an appropriate and complete medical history and physical examination prior to rhinoplasty/osteotomy. The following laboratory tests should be included:
    • CBC
    • Urinalysis
    • Electrolytes
    • Electrocardiogram (for men >40 y and women >50 y, unless a history of hypertension, stroke, arrhythmia, diabetes, or smoking, or any other concerning reason, is present)
    • Pregnancy test in women of childbearing age
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B, and hepatitis C testing

Imaging Studies

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  • Obtain a chest radiograph when none has been performed for more than 1 year, if the patient has a history of smoking or prior disease or if one is indicated by age.