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.
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ABSTRACT: To evaluate the role of Mitomycin-C in preventing synaechiae formation and ostial stenosis following endoscopic sinus surgery. This prospective study was conducted in VMMC and Safdarjung hospital from November 2007 to August 2008. 30 subjects aged between 16 and 60 of either sex in two groups were included in the study. All these patients with bilateral nasal polyposis underwent endoscopic sinus surgery with topical application of Mitomycin-C and were subjectively and objectively assessed for improvement of symptoms and post operative synaechiae formation. Patients showed improvement in subjective symptoms mainly nasal obstruction and hyposmia as well as decreased incidence of synaechiae formation and ostial stenosis post surgery following Mitomycin-C application. After doing this study we could conclude that Mitomycin-C applied topically following endoscopic sinus surgery was helpful in improvement of symptoms like nasal obstruction and hyposmia as well as decreased adhesion rate and middle meatal antrostomy closure rate. Topical application of Motomycin-C was safe in a dose of 0.4-0.8 mg/ml applied over 5 min and offered significant improvement both subjectively and objectively.Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery 07/2011; 63(3):249-54.
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ABSTRACT: Mitomycin C has been used successfully in various ophthalmologic and, more recently, otolaryngologic procedures. Its modulation of fibroblast activity allows for decreased scarring and fibrosis. Several recent trials have examined the efficacy of mitomycin C in reducing synechia and stenosis following endoscopic sinus surgery. Basic science studies using fibroblast cell lines have demonstrated a dose-dependent suppression of activity with the use of mitomycin C. This is further supported by animal studies that have shown lower rates of maxillary ostial restenosis following application of mitomycin C. No human trial, however, has demonstrated a statistically significant impact of mitomycin C on the incidence of postoperative synechia or stenosis following sinus surgery. The limitations of the literature are discussed. The antiproliferative properties of mitomycin C may theoretically decrease the incidence of synechia and stenosis following endoscopic sinus surgery. Although this is supported by basic science studies and its successful use in other fields, the clinical evidence to date has not shown the application of mitomycin C to be effective in preventing stenosis after endoscopic sinus surgery. Future prospective studies are required before definitive conclusions can be made.Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery 03/2007; 15(1):40-3. · 1.73 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Endoscopic ethmoidectomy is now one of the commonest surgical procedures performed by ear, nose and throat surgeons. Access to the ethmoid air cells is via the middle meatus following medialisation of the middle turbinate and uncinectomy. The most satisfactory postoperative results are achieved by maintaining patency of the middle meatus. This allows delivery of topical medication and sinus aeration. Spontaneous lateralisation of the middle turbinate during the healing period, with or without synechiae, can compromise the surgical benefit. This paper describes a conchopexy suture placed at completion of ethmoidectomy. A carefully placed yet simple suture technique will maintain a widely patent middle meatus during the phase of post-operative healing. A slight modification allows quilting of mucoperichondrial flaps after septal surgery.Rhinology 07/2005; 43(2):143-5. · 1.72 Impact Factor