J Rhinol.  2012 Nov;19(2):119-122.

Use of Triamcinolone-Impregnated Nasal Packing Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea. lim516@kku.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
To investigate the effectiveness of steroid-impregnated absorbable nasal dressing on wound healing and surgical outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Chronic rhinosinusitis patients with nasal polyps who were to undergo bilateral ESS were recruited and randomized to receive triamcinolone-impregnated bioresorbable dressing (Nasopore(R); Polyganics, Groningen, Netherlands) in one nasal cavity and saline-impregnated dressing contralaterally. Postoperative healing assessments of edema, crusting, secretions, and scarring were done at postoperative days 7, 14, and 21 and at 1 and 3 months using validated Lund-Kennedy scores.
RESULTS
Analysis of the 20 enrolled patients who completed observation showed no significant difference in Lund-Kennedy scores between the preoperative cavity scores. There was, however, a statistically significant difference in Lund-Kennedy scores of the treatment and control groups at days 7 and 14 (P =0.005 and P=0.0039, respectively), and a significant difference in Lund-Kennedy scores was also detected between the groups at the 3-month time point (P =0.042).
CONCLUSION
The results of the data analysis suggest a significant improvement in early postoperative healing and improved healing for up to 3 months postoperatively in nasal cavities receiving triamcinolone-impregnated absorbable nasal packing following ESS.

Keyword

Rhinosinusitis; Endoscopic Surgery; Triamcinolone
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