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Balloon sinuplasty

M Kubik, S Lee, C Snyderman, E Wang
BACKGROUND: Skull base injury is an infrequent complication during endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). We hypothesize that late recognition and repair of CSF leaks during ESS is associated with increased neurologic morbidity. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective review was performed of patients with skull base injury during ESS at a tertiary center from 1999-2015. The study population was separated into early (less than 72 hrs) and late (more than 72 hrs) intervention groups...
September 25, 2016: Rhinology
Anni Koskinen, Petri Mattila, Jyri Myller, Matti Penttilä, Juha Silvola, Ismo Alastalo, Heini Huhtala, Maija Hytönen, Sanna Toppila-Salmi
CONCLUSION: In terms of operation time, anesthesia method, and low complication rate, ESS and balloon sinuplasty seemed comparable. The advantages of balloon sinuplasty were shown to be shortness of sick leave, possibility to be performed as an in-office procedure, and lower adhesion formation. BACKGROUND: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) has been considered as a treatment of choice for persistent chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS). During the last decade balloon sinuplasty has been introduced as an alternative technique to dilate the ostium...
September 20, 2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Prasad John Thottam, Chistopher M Metz, Monica C Kieu, James Dworkin, Janardhan Jagini, Johnathan N Bangiyev, Deepak Mehta
To evaluate the 2-year post-operative outcomes of pediatric patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) treated with balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS) and ethmoidectomy compared to functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Two-group, retrospective cohort study of 28 children with CRS was performed. Of these 28 participants, 15 were treated with traditional FESS (53.6 %) and 13 (46.4 %) underwent traditional ethmoidectomy with balloon sinuplasty. Pre-operative and 2-year postoperative total symptom scores and medications were compared...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Argyro J Bizaki, Jura Numminen, Rami Taulu, Ivana Kholova, Markus Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To study the pathology of upper airway mucosa, as well as valuate and compare changes in pathology after the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) patients with balloon sinuplasty versus uncinectomy. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial in patients with CRS of the maxillary sinuses without severe pathology of other sinuses. Patients were randomized into two groups: uncinectomy and balloon sinuplasty. The main variables in our study are histopathology of nasal mucosa and expression of metalloproteinase-9 protein...
June 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
Anni Koskinen, Jyri Myller, Petri Mattila, Matti Penttilä, Juha Silvola, Ismo Alastalo, Heini Huhtala, Maija Hytönen, Sanna Toppila-Salmi
CONCLUSION: This is the first controlled study of balloon sinuplasty's long-term efficacy with the follow-up time over 5 years. The results are in accordance with a previous 2-year-follow-up study. Both techniques retained the efficacy and patient satisfaction on average 6 years after the surgery. BACKGROUND: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) and balloon sinuplasty are considered as a treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) after a failure of conservative therapy...
2016: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Argyro J Bizaki, Jura Numminen, Rami Taulu, Markus Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES: To find out the effect of minimal invasive sinus surgery and balloon sinuplasty on mucociliary clearance and compare different methods of measuring mucociliary clearance. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with chronic rhinosinusitis were randomized in 2 operative groups (uncinectomy or balloon sinuplasty). Before and 6 months after the treatment, patients filled out a quality of life questionnaire (Sino Nasal Outcome Test-22 [SNOT-22]), and mucociliary clearance was measured with endoscope and gamma camera after 0...
May 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
A J Bizaki, J Numminen, R Taulu, M Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study is to evaluate and compare the clinical outcome of balloon sinuplasty and uncinectomy for patients suffering from isolated chronic rhinosinusitis of the maxillary sinus. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, non-blinded, controlled trial was conducted. SETTING: The study was carried out at the Department of Otolaryngology, Tampere University Hospital, Finland. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with symptomatic isolated chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis without severe findings in the sinuses, as documented in the sinus' Computer Tomography scan and clinical examination, were randomized into 2 groups: uncinectomy and balloon sinuplasty...
November 9, 2015: Clinical Otolaryngology
Peter J Koltai
The editorial titled "Gizmos" in the April issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery was unfortunate. Intracapsular tonsillectomy is a rational surgical option for managing tonsillar hypertrophy causing obstructive sleep apnea in selected children. It is performed routinely by surgeons across the globe and has become the standard of care across northern Europe due to the high safety profile of the operation. The semirigid, dartlike design of the sinuplasty devices suggested the idea for an airway-specific set of high-pressure balloons...
April 2015: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Christopher F Thompson, David B Conley
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review all the journal articles relevant to chronic maxillary sinusitis in order to discuss the optimal size of maxillary antrostomy during endoscopic sinus surgery. RECENT FINDINGS: Although endoscopic maxillary antrostomy is a longstanding and frequently performed procedure, there is limited evidence about the optimal size of the antrostomy. Commonly employed surgical options include dilation via balloon sinuplasty, traditional antrostomy with uncinectomy using forceps and powered microdebriders, enlargement of the natural ostium, and the mega-antrostomy or modified medial maxillectomy...
February 2015: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
A J Bizaki, R Taulu, J Numminen, M Rautiainen
OBJECTIVES: To conduct the first prospective randomized controlled trial that evaluates and compares the clinical outcome and impact of ballonsinuplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) on the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis (CRS) of the maxillary sinus. METHODS: Adult patients with symptomatic chronic or recurrent rhinosinusitis without severe findings in the sinuses, as documented in the sinus’ Computer Tomography scan and clinical exam, were randomized in 2 groups: ESS and Balloon Sinuplasty...
December 2014: Rhinology
Cassiana Burtet Abreu, Leonardo Balsalobre, Gabriela Robaskewicz Pascoto, Moacir Pozzobon, Sandra Costa Fuchs, Aldo Cassol Stamm
INTRODUCTION: Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure, developed with the aim of restoring patency of the paranasal sinuses ostia with minimal damage to the mucosa. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of balloon sinuplasty in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study comprising 18 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis without polyposis who underwent balloon sinuplasty. Patients were evaluated for clinical criteria, quality of life (Sino-Nasal Outcome Questionnaire Test-20 [SNOT-20]), and computed tomography of the sinuses (Lund-Mackay staging) preoperatively and three to six months after the procedure...
November 2014: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
G Isaacson
Pediatric rhinosinusitis is a common sequela of upper respiratory infections in children. It is usually a self-limited disease, sometimes requiring antibiotic therapy. Surgery may be indicated in children who suffer complication of acute rhinosinusitis, severe recurrent acute rhinosinusitis, rhinosinusitis in cystic fibrosis with or without polyposis, chronic rhinosinusitis refractory to maximal medical management, allergic fungal sinusitis, and paranasal sinus mucoceles. Surgical options include, adenoidectomy, sinus puncture and lavage, open surgical approaches, endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty, and turbinectomy or turbinate reduction...
August 2015: Minerva Pediatrica
Mohamed R ElBadawey, Ahmad Alwaa, Mostafa ElTaher, Sean Carrie
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of reports on the quality of life (QOL) assessment after frontal sinus surgery. This study aimed to assess the QOL of patients after one of three frontal sinus procedures, using the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) and the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22). METHODS: We designed an observational study with two arms. The first arm was a cross-sectional retrospective study recruiting all patients (with rhinosinusitis or mucocele) who had balloon sinuplasty, frontal recess clearance, or endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure in our tertiary referral unit at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, between April 2010 and April 2012...
September 2014: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
Sg Mistry, Bn Kumar
Traditional management of mucoceles involve drainage using Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and if required an external approach. These techniques may dramatically alter the normal anatomy and function of the sinuses and are associated with significant complications. Balloon dilatation of the sinus ostia is a minimally invasive technique that has been licensed for use in chronic sinusitis. We report the use of this novel technique in the management of a frontal sinus mucocele in a 47-year old female...
2011: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Safia Z Barakzai, Padraic M Dixon
Trephination of the equine sinuses is a common surgical procedure in sedated standing horses. Standing sinus flap surgery has become increasingly popular in equine referral hospitals and offers several advantages over sinusotomy performed under general anesthesia, including reduced patient-associated risks and costs; less intraoperative hemorrhage, allowing better visualization of the operative site; and allows surgeons to take their time. Other minimally invasive surgical procedures include sinoscopic surgery, balloon sinuplasty, and transnasal laser sinonasal fenestration...
April 2014: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
J de Carpentier, D Lowe
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March 2014: Rhinology
Mahmut Özkiriş, İbrahim Akin, Asuman Özkiriş, Reha Aydin, Levent Saydam
Balloon sinuplasty (BS) is a relatively new conservative approach, first licensed for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis in 2006. The philosophy of the technique is to improve impaired sinus drainage by enlarging stenosed or obstructed natural sinus ostiums. The recent improvements in balloon sinuplasty made virtually all paranasal sinus ostiums to be safely accessible with this technique. Compared to classical endoscopic technique, the main advantage of balloon sinuplasty is the low complication rate reported...
March 2014: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Andrea Marzetti, Massimiliano Tedaldi, Francesco Maria Passali
INTRODUCTION: Headache attributed to rhinosinusitis, commonly called sinus headache (SH), is probably one of the most prevalent secondary headaches. The purpose of our study was to examine further sinus headache comparing the effect of conventional functional endoscopic sinus surgery and the balloon sinuplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-three consecutive patients were enrolled from 2009 to 2012, who were diagnosed sinus headache according the diagnostic criteria of AAO-HNS and of HIS...
January 2014: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
S J Kilty
INTRODUCTION: Maxillary sinus atelectasis is a form of chronic rhinosinusitis of uncertain aetiology. Previously, the conventional treatment for this condition has been standard endoscopic surgery. There are no reports in the literature of successful treatment using balloon sinuplasty. METHODS: A case of a patient with right maxillary sinus atelectasis is presented, who was treated using the balloon sinuplasty technique. RESULTS: The patient's right maxillary sinus atelectasis was successfully treated using balloon sinuplasty...
February 2014: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
S Raghunandhan, Tanmay Bansal, Kiran Natarajan, Mohan Kameswaran
Balloon Sinuplasty is a new technique which has revolutionized sinus surgery in recent times. Since its introduction in USA in 2004, it has become popular world-wide, due to its sophisticated technology, which uses balloon dilatational systems for dilating the sinus ostia through a minimally invasive approach and has provided satisfactory results in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis. Recent world literature supports the efficacy and outcomes of Balloon Sinuplasty system, with large multi-centric studies proving it to be a very effective tool in the management of various sinus pathologies...
August 2013: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
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