Endoscopic view of a biodegradable middle meatal spacer

January 21, 2014
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Rhinoscopic Clinic

Middle meatal spacers have included simple packing of the middle meatus for several days in the postoperative period, as well as insertion of various preformed splints.

Prevention of adhesion formation in the middle meatus has been a primary concern following functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Lateralization of the middle turbinate against the lateral nasal wall can be a troublesome complication in the postoperative period, resulting in possible obstruction of sinus drainage pathways.1

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