Endoscopic sinus surgery: advantages of the bimanual technique.

  title={Endoscopic sinus surgery: advantages of the bimanual technique.},
  author={Hans Rudolf Briner and Daniel Simmen and Nick Jones},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  volume={19 3},
BACKGROUND The orthodox endoscopic sinus surgical technique is "one-handed," which means that the surgeon holds the endoscope in one hand and uses the free hand for other instruments or suction. This technique has its limitations. When there is a lot of bleeding or when tension needs to be kept on tissue so that it can be cut cleanly, this is best done using both hands. This "bimanual" technique was described > 10 years ago, and although it offers several advantages, it is rarely used. The main… CONTINUE READING
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