Effect of head position and surgical dissection on sinus irrigant penetration in cadavers.

@article{Singhal2010EffectOH,
  title={Effect of head position and surgical dissection on sinus irrigant penetration in cadavers.},
  author={Deepti Singhal and Erik Kent Weitzel and Elissa Lin and Brent Alan Feldt and Brian R Kriete and Kevin Christopher McMains and May Hla Thwin and Peter John Wormald},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2010},
  volume={120 12},
  pages={2528-31}
}
BACKGROUND Effective treatment for recalcitrant rhinosinusitis requires unobstructed surgical marsupialization of sinus cavities and use of delivery systems that will topically penetrate the sinuses. AIMS To determine the extent of sinus penetration achieved with nasal irrigation by varying the ostial size and head position. METHODS Ten thawed fresh-frozen cadaver heads were dissected in a staged manner. After each stage of dissection, sinus squeeze-bottle irrigations were performed in… CONTINUE READING

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