Suture medialization of the middle turbinates during endoscopic sinus surgery.

@article{Hewitt2008SutureMO,
  title={Suture medialization of the middle turbinates during endoscopic sinus surgery.},
  author={Kim M Hewitt and R R Orlandi},
  journal={Ear, nose, & throat journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={E11}
}
Adhesion of the middle turbinate to the lateral nasal wall is a common complication of endoscopic sinus surgery. The potential sequela of middle turbinate lateralization is obstruction of the middle meatus and the maxillary, ethmoid, or frontal sinuses, which can result in recurrent sinus disease and often necessitate revision surgery. While various materials and stents have been developed to prevent middle turbinate adhesion to the lateral nasal wall, suture medialization of the middle… CONTINUE READING