Safety of Ethmoid Sinus Drug-Eluting Catheter Insertion

  title={Safety of Ethmoid Sinus Drug-Eluting Catheter Insertion},
  author={Christopher T. Melroy and Frederick A. Kuhn},
  journal={Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology},
  pages={708 - 713}
Objectives: We sought to evaluate an instrument that allows a drug-eluting catheter to be inserted into the ethmoid sinuses and to demonstrate its safety and reproducibility in a cadaver model. Methods: A drug-eluting catheter was placed into 12 cadaveric anterior and posterior ethmoid sinuses by use of a trocar-based insertion device. The device's position was analyzed with computed tomographic scans, and postprocedural dissection was performed. Results: The drug-eluting catheter system was… CONTINUE READING