Middle turbinate medialization technique in functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
ABSTRACT The middle turbinate is an important surgical landmark in functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Postoperatively, lateralization may obstruct the middle meatus, thereby increasing the risk of complications and recurrences. A new medialization technique using metallic clips between the head of the middle turbinate and the septum is described. The aim of this study is to evaluate the clip medialization technique applied in 56 cases of bilateral FESS. We think that this simple technique, with its low rate of complications, is an adequate and simple procedure for middle turbinate medialization. A good and accessible middle meatus was observed in 54 patients.