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Prevention and management of synechia in pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery using dental wax plates

Nayak, Dipak Ranjan and Balakrishnan, R and Hazarika, Produl (1998) Prevention and management of synechia in pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery using dental wax plates. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 46. pp. 171-178.

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Abstract

Synechia formation is a very common complication of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Inspite of meticulous post-operative care, synechia do form in quite a large number of patients. Moreover, frequent post-operative cleaning may not be possible without general anesthesia in non-compliant patients, especially children. This study compares the incidence of synechia following pediatric ESS with or without spacer/tamponade in the operated cavity. The authors have found dental wax plates to be equally effective and more economical spacers compared to Merocel tamponade, in prevention and management of synechia in the pediatric age group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Synechia, Baseplate wax, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Children, Nasal packing, Tamponade, Spacer
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > ENT
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2011 04:25
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2016 15:11
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/527

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