Effects of nonabsorbable packing in middle meatus after sinus surgery.

  title={Effects of nonabsorbable packing in middle meatus after sinus surgery.},
  author={Vegard Bugten and St{\aa}le Nordg{\aa}rd and Eirik Skogvoll and Sverre Karmhus Steinsv{\aa}g},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={116 1},
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nonabsorbable packing (NAP) in the middle meatus (MM) for 5 days after sinus surgery. STUDY DESIGN A randomized, partly blinded, controlled clinical trial. METHODS Sixty-one patients (M/F = 30/31, mean age 42, range 18-72) with chronic or acute recurrent rhinosinusitis were included. Fifty-nine underwent surgery. Thirty-one had NAP in the MM for 5 days, and 28 served as controls with daily saline irrigations… CONTINUE READING


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