Ear nose throat specialist clinic

August 22, 2012

Balloon sinuplasty

Balloon sinus dilation (BSD) represents the first step toward tissue preservation technique and away from the destructive access techniques necessary for FESS. Much like angioplasty is used to open coronary arteries and avoid bypass graft surgery, BSD offers patients with chronic sinusitis the possibility of complete preservation and restoration of the native sinus anatomy.

The technique was first proposed in 2006 by Bolger and Vaughan as a safe, effective, and reliable means of establishing patent sinus ostia.[5] Following the publication of this cadaver study, subsequent multicenter studies in living patients demonstrated similar safety and effectiveness profiles.[6, 7]

Reference: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1574031-overview

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