Packing in endoscopic sinus surgery: is it really required?

  title={Packing in endoscopic sinus surgery: is it really required?},
  author={Ron Eliashar and Menachem Gross and Jay Wohlgelernter and J Y Sichel},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={134 2},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the routine use of packing or local hemostatic agents in endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). METHODS Packing and/or hemostatic agents were used only when necessary in 100 consecutive adult ESS patients in a tertiary academic hospital. Necessity for packing the nose after excessive bleeding was analyzed in relation to demographic characteristics, medical history, previous surgeries, current surgical procedure, type of anesthesia, and amount of… CONTINUE READING
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