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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 41  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 301-305

Balloon dilatation sinuplasty: concept, procedure, and debate


Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed Elguindy
MD, PO Box 527, Tanta 31211
Egypt
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DOI: 10.4103/1110-1415.126177

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Chronic rhinosinusitis affects millions of people every year. When medical treatment by antibiotics and steroids is not effective, then functional endoscopic sinus surgery is indicated. The aim of this article is to define the concept of balloon dilatation sinuplasty (BDS), to describe its technique and to review the current literature for the indications, contraindications, complications, outcomes and follow-ups of patients submitted to this procedure. The review showed that Balloon Dilatation Sinuplasty is a feasible, safe and effective procedure. It can be used an alternative in the treatment of CRS patients as a stand-alone medical procedure or as a hybrid surgical one with conventional instruments and/or with microdebriders


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