Advantages and disadvantages of topical packing in endoscopic sinus surgery.

@article{Chandra2004AdvantagesAD,
  title={Advantages and disadvantages of topical packing in endoscopic sinus surgery.},
  author={Rakesh Kumar Chandra and Robert C. Kern},
  journal={Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={21-6}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Practices regarding the use of nasal packing after endoscopic sinus surgery vary widely among surgeons. Recent trends have included the use of various topical, absorbable agents. The purpose of this review is to clarify the rationale for the selection of these products. RECENT FINDINGS Although many of these materials have proven to be effective as hemostats, data are conflicting regarding their effect on mucosal healing. Studies in both humans and animals have raised the… CONTINUE READING

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