A scientific review of middle meatal packing/stents.

  title={A scientific review of middle meatal packing/stents.},
  author={Erik Kent Weitzel and Peter John Wormald},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  volume={22 3},
BACKGROUND Nasal packing usually is placed after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) to control hemorrhage, but also may be used to prevent adhesions from forming and promote faster healing of damaged mucosa. METHODS A literature review was performed to identify all forms of scientifically evaluated absorbable packing for ESS. Only English studies identifiable within the PubMed database were included. Studies were categorized by level of evidence and evaluated for methodological errors. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING