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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nasal Suction System for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Preetam Chappity

Keywords : Aspiration,Endoscopic sinus surgery,Nasal packing

Citation Information : Chappity P. Nasal Suction System for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2014; 7 (1):10-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10013-1181

Published Online: 01-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Endoscopic sinus surgery has developed significantly in the past decade. The indications and the frequency of the surgery have increased tremendously. Performing this surgery in an awake patient under local anesthesia has numerous additional inherent problems as opposed to surgery under general anesthesia.

Technique

Our ‘Continuous Suction Assembly’ is a simple yet effective answer to these problems. It helps in providing a clear field during surgery. It also prevents aspiration and fogging and aids in accurate analysis of intraoperative blood loss.

Conclusion

Continuous suction technique is a cost-effective, simple technique to prevent many problems inherent to endoscopic sinus surgery under both local and general anesthesia. With proper preoperative counseling, the patient discomfort and cooperation can be improved drastically.

How to cite this article

Chappity P. Nasal Suction System for Endoscopic Sinus Surgery. Clin Rhinol An Int J 2014;7(1):10-12.


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