Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2015 Jul;58(7):456-462. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2015.58.7.456.

Balloon Sinuplasty

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  • 1HANA ENT HOSPITAL, Seoul, Korea. lsd1347@hotmail.com

Abstract

Balloon sinuplasty (BSP) is a newly developed catheter-based technique for dilating sinus ostia to improve sinus ventilation and drainage. BSP has been in clinical use since 2005, but there has been many debates and criticism between early movers and mainstream doctors. But, recently, many evidences strongly support its safety, efficacy, and growing popularity among patients and physicians. The objective of this clinical review is to present its theoretical background, technical considerations, and treatment outcomes. BSP will be an additional tool for treating sinusitis, either alone or with conventional sinus surgery technique.

Keyword

Balloon catheter dilation; Balloon sinuplasty; Endoscopic sinus surgery; Rhinosinusitis
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