Balloon catheter technology in rhinology: Reviewing the evidence.

  title={Balloon catheter technology in rhinology: Reviewing the evidence.},
  author={Pete S. Batra and Matthew W. Ryan and Raj Sindwani and Bradley F. Marple},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={121 1},
Balloon catheter technology (BCT) for management of paranasal sinus inflammatory disease was introduced to otolaryngology in 2005. Since its introduction, BCT has been a subject of considerable controversy with proponents for and against adoption of the technology. Balloon procedures have been promoted as a less invasive alternative to endoscopic sinus surgery that results in reduced pain and quicker recovery. The technology and its promotion have generated significant press coverage and… CONTINUE READING