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Does Mask Usage Worsen Symptoms in Patients With Rhinosinusitis Balloon Sinuplasty Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Mar 9:1945998211000419. Epub 2021 Mar 9.

South Texas Sinus Institute, McAllen, Texas, USA.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines have reshaped the way that we live our lives. Perhaps the most common and strictly adopted measure has been mask wearing. Mask wearing, whether it be cloth, surgical, or N95, has quickly become the new norm in the ongoing struggle against this pandemic and has been proven to be effective in curbing its high infection rate. Read More

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Sinus Surgery: Analysis of Videos Available Online.

Allergy Rhinol (Providence) 2021 Jan-Dec;12:2152656721993420. Epub 2021 Feb 11.

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia.

Objectives: YouTube is the second most visited website in the world and can be a useful resource for patients to gain insight into surgical procedures. A multitude of studies have evaluated the quality of otolaryngology-specific healthcare information available on the YouTube platform, but to our knowledge, the online content regarding functional endoscopic sinus surgery available on this site has not been systematically evaluated.

Study Design: Cross sectional study. Read More

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February 2021

Long-Term Follow-Up After Maxillary Sinus Balloon Sinuplasty and ESS.

Ear Nose Throat J 2021 Feb 19:145561320986030. Epub 2021 Feb 19.

Skin and Allergy Hospital, 159841Helsinki University Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

Objectives: The aim of this controlled follow-up study was to compare the need for revision surgery, long-term efficacy, and satisfaction in chronic rhinosinusitis patients who had undergone maxillary sinus operation with either balloon sinuplasty or traditional endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) technique.

Methods: Thirty-nine ESS patients and 36 balloon patients of our previously described cohort, who had been primarily operated in 2008 to 2010, were contacted by phone. Symptoms, satisfaction, and need for revision surgery were asked. Read More

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February 2021

Effect of Partial Uncinectomy After Balloon Sinuplasty on Maxillary Sinus Irrigant Penetration: A Cadaveric Study.

OTO Open 2021 Jan-Mar;5(1):2473974X21989583. Epub 2021 Jan 27.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic in Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Objective: The uncinate process may play a role in the amount of irrigation penetrance. In this cadaver study, we aimed to investigate if the addition of partial uncinectomy provides better maxillary sinus irrigation penetrance than balloon sinuplasty (BSP) alone.

Study Design: Cadaveric study. Read More

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January 2021

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome Misdiagnosed as Surgical Complication After Frontal Balloon Sinuplasty.

J Craniofac Surg 2021 Jan 28. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Konyang University College of Medicine Department of Neurology, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Abstract: Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) is a rare benign disease caused by granulomatous inflammation in the craniofacial region. It is mostly idiopathic and generally presents with painful ophthalmoplegia, ipsilateral oculomotor paresis, and steroid responsiveness. There are few reports of THS after sinus surgery. Read More

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January 2021

Prolonged Implantation of Sinus Devices and Implications for Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Surg Case Rep (Tallinn) 2020 Apr 28;3(4). Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, United States.

Background: Implantation of sinus stents and spacers can be used as adjuvant management to maintain patency of sinuses after endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. These implants are typically removed several weeks after surgery. We present two cases of different patients who were initially treated by different physicians and were found to have retained sinus spacers in their paranasal sinuses 6-10 years after implantation. Read More

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Long term outcomes of balloon sinuplasty for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis with and without nasal polyps.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Jan - Feb;42(1):102825. Epub 2020 Nov 4.

Centro Hospitalar do Funchal, Funchal, Portugal.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the 4-year outcomes and effectiveness of balloon sinuplasty in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

Material And Methods: We evaluated the long-term outcomes in terms of symptoms, nasal endoscopy and computed tomography of 110 patients with CRS submitted to balloon sinuplasty in Centro Hospitalar do Funchal retrospectively. Sinus symptoms were determined by the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), endoscopic examination determined by Modified Lund Kennedy score (MLK) and computerized tomography scan of paranasal sinuses (CT-PNS) was evaluated through Lund Mackay scores (LM). Read More

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November 2020

Efficacy and safety of paranasal sinus balloon catheter dilation in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis: a systematic review.

J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Sep 29;49(1):69. Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Objective: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) negatively affects quality of life (QoL), and balloon catheter sinuplasty (BCS) has shown good outcomes in adult patients. However, there has not been much research on the effects of BCS on pediatric patients. The objective of this review is to systematically assess the literature for studies demonstrating the effectiveness and safety of BCS in pediatric CRS patients. Read More

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September 2020

[Use of balloon catheter dilation and bioabsorbable steroid-releasing sinus implants in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2020 Jun;34(6):481-485;491

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery,Children's Hospital of Fudan University,Shanghai,201102,China.

To evaluate the effect of use of balloon catheter dilation (BCD) with bioabsorbable steroid-releasing sinus implants in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis(PCRS). A retrospective study was performed of 49 children with failed medical therapy, who underwent surgery, and children all accepted adenoidectomy.77 sides of sinus were performed with balloon catheter dilation sinuplasty. Read More

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Radiologic Analysis of Balloon Sinuplasty in a Human Cadaver Model: Observed Effects on Sinonasal Anatomy.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2021 Jan 7;35(1):107-113. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Background: Balloon sinuplasty is increasingly used in the outpatient clinic for treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis, but radiologic analysis of its effects on sinonasal anatomy is largely uncharacterized in the known literature.

Objective: The purpose of this study is to examine the anatomic effects of balloon sinuplasty in a cadaveric model.

Methods: Five fresh cadaver heads underwent sequential endoscopic balloon dilation of maxillary ostia, frontal recess outflow tracts, and sphenoid ostia bilaterally by fellowship-trained rhinologists. Read More

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January 2021

3-year follow-up after balloon sinuplasty in children with chronic rhinosinusitis.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2020 Sep 3;136:110084. Epub 2020 Jun 3.

Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, The Children's Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang, Hangzhou, Binsheng Road 3333, 310051, China. Electronic address:

Objective: Balloon sinuplasty could restore nasal sinus drainage and airflow, limiting the damages and lowering the risks. This study aimed to assess the 3-year clinical efficacy, safety, and satisfactory degree of balloon sinuplasty through multiple aspects. Also the experience about treatment for postoperative adhesion was described. Read More

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September 2020

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion After Nasosinal Surgery - an Insight.

Int Med Case Rep J 2020 21;13:211-215. Epub 2020 May 21.

Specialty Retina Centre, Coral Springs, FL, USA.

Objective: To describe a case of central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) after nasosinal surgery and subject's subsequent response to hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT).

Design: Observational case report.

Results: We describe a subject with diagnosed CRAO after septoplasty, bilateral inferior turbinate reduction and balloon sinuplasty, who was given hyperbaric oxygen treatment after four days of onset of CRAO with an improvement in visual acuity and visual field. Read More

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Comparison of the Olfactory Functions in Conventional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery to the Balloon Sinuplasty in Frontal Sinus Surgery.

J Craniofac Surg 2020 Sep;31(6):1731-1733

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital.

Objective: Balloon sinuplasty is being used worldwide, however the olfactory functions after balloon sinuplasty are underestimated. The authors aimed to study the effects of conventional endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) compared to the balloon sinuplasty on olfactory function.

Materials And Methods: Forty-four subjects were randomly divided into 2 groups as ESS and balloon sinuplasty. Read More

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September 2020

Early experience with feasibility of balloon sinus dilation in complicated pediatric acute frontal rhinosinusitis.

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2020 Apr 14;5(2):194-199. Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Weill Cornell Medical College New York New York.

Background/objective: Complicated acute rhinosinusitis in the pediatric population is an uncommon problem that may affect the orbit or brain and is life-threatening. This condition requires surgical intervention with endoscopic sinus surgery for source control, and prior studies have demonstrated the safety of balloon sinuplasty in chronic frontal sinusitis.

Methods/results: We present our approach with a balloon sinus dilation hybrid procedure to resolve four distinct types of complicated acute frontal sinusitis in pediatric patients, including intracranial manifestations, intraorbital complications, and recurrent disease. Read More

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Exploring Balloon Sinuplasty Adverse Events With the Innovative OpenFDA Database.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2020 Sep 22;34(5):626-631. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Head and Neck Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.

Background: Balloon sinuplasty (BSP) has become a common, minimally invasive treatment for chronic sinusitis. Like any surgical procedure, there are definite risks when using it as a stand-alone procedure or in conjunction with other revision procedures.

Objective: To explore the adverse events of BSP using the openFDA cloud with regard to malfunction and injury following surgery. Read More

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September 2020

Balloon Catheter Dilation in Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Meta-analysis.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2020 Sep 7;34(5):694-702. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Background: Paranasal sinus balloon catheter dilation (BCD) represents a tool that has been shown to be safe in the management of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis (pCRS); however, its efficacy compared to standard treatment regimens has not been well established.

Objective: The purpose of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the clinical utility of BCD in pCRS.

Methods: Articles reporting BCD for pCRS in patients under 18 years of age were identified via the following search terms: sinusitis OR rhinosinusitis AND balloon dilatation OR balloon dilation OR balloon sinuplasty OR sinuplasty AND adolescent OR children OR infant OR pediatric OR toddler. Read More

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September 2020

[Balloon sinuplasty in children - Russian first experience].

Vestn Otorinolaringol 2020 ;85(1):48-53

Dmitry Rogachev National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, 117997.

Aim: To evaluate and compare the clinical outcome and impact of balloon sinuplasty and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) on the quality of life of pediatric patients and adolescents suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS).

Material And Methods: A retrospective study was performed of 47 children with failed medical therapy, who were scheduled for surgery. The first one pediatric balloon sinuplasty was performed by Ilya Zyabkin in Filatov Children's City Hospital on the 30-th of August 2012. Read More

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Review and Analysis of Research Trends in Surgical Treatment of Pediatric Chronic Sinusitis.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2020 May 7;34(3):428-435. Epub 2020 Jan 7.

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

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Adverse Events Associated with Balloon Sinuplasty: A MAUDE Database Analysis.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 01 22;162(1):137-141. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objective: Balloon sinuplasty utilization has increased significantly since its introduction over a decade ago. However, the most common associated complications are still unknown. The objective of this study was to analyze adverse events related to balloon sinuplasty. Read More

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January 2020

Management strategies for recurrent acute rhinosinusitis.

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2019 Aug 10;4(4):379-382. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Weill Cornell Medicine New York New York U.S.A.

Background: Management of patients with recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS) is often challenging, and robust data in the literature is scant. The aim of this study is to better characterize the current treatment strategies for RARS used by otolaryngologists.

Methods: An online survey sent to all members of the American Rhinologic Society in a 1 month period evaluated demographics, practice characteristics, and management strategies for patients with RARS, subdivided into those with (RARSwD) and without (RARSsD) septal deviation. Read More

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Innovations in Endonasal Sinus Surgery in Children.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2019 Oct 26;52(5):875-890. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

Northwestern University, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Box 40, Chicago, IL 60611, USA. Electronic address:

Although there have been many advances in new tools and procedures for endonasal sinus surgery in children, the management and care for pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis has remained relatively unchanged. However, there have been advances in skull base surgery and tumor removal and new knowledge about perioperative concerns in children. This article discusses the role and risks of endoscopic sinus surgery, the use of balloon sinuplasty in children, management of complicated rhinosinusitis, and advances in skull base tumors and choanal atresia repair. Read More

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October 2019

Sinus irrigation penetration after balloon sinuplasty vs functional endoscopic sinus surgery in a cadaveric model.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2019 09 23;9(9):953-957. Epub 2019 Jul 23.

Rick and Tina Caruso Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Background: Nasal irrigation is a cornerstone of treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis. The purpose of this study was to quantify irrigation penetration to the sinuses following balloon sinuplasty and functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS).

Methods: Balloon sinuplasty followed by FESS was performed on 4 cadaver heads. Read More

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September 2019

Balloon Sinuplasty Utilization in the Pediatric Population: A National Database Perspective.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 10 11;161(4):683-687. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Enhancement, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Objective: Balloon sinuplasty (BS) is a surgical management option in the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. The purpose of this study was to examine BS utilization among children with a national database.

Study Design: Retrospective review. Read More

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October 2019

Surgical Treatment of Paediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis.

J Clin Med 2019 May 15;8(5). Epub 2019 May 15.

Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, 20122 Milan, Italy.

Rhinosinusitis (RS) is a common disease in children, significantly affecting their quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is frequently linked to other respiratory diseases, including asthma. Children affected by CRS may be candidates for surgery in the case of failure of maximal medical therapy comprising three to six weeks of broad-spectrum systemic antibiotics with adjunctive therapies. Read More

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Long-Term Effectiveness of Balloon Catheter Sinuplasty in Pediatric Chronic Maxillary Sinusitis.

Ear Nose Throat J 2019 Apr-May;98(4):207-211. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, USA.

The objective of our study was to assess the long-term effectiveness of balloon catheter sinuplasty in the treatment of pediatric chronic maxillary sinusitis following failed first-line medical and surgical management with adenoidectomy. Pediatric patients younger than 12 years were reviewed for having failed previous adenoidectomy and undergone a balloon catheter sinuplasty between August 2006 and March 2011 for chronic rhinosinusitis. Demographic data and clinical characteristics were recorded in patients who met inclusion criteria. Read More

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December 2019

Utilization and reimbursements for sinus procedures: A five-year analysis.

Laryngoscope 2019 10 18;129(10):2224-2229. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Syracuse Otolaryngology, Syracuse, New York, U.S.A.

Objectives/hypothesis: Balloon sinuplasty has become an increasingly popular option for patients undergoing surgical treatment of sinusitis. This study analyzes utilization and growth of these procedures across a large cohort of patients over a 5-year period.

Study Design: Retrospective data review. Read More

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October 2019

Preoperative Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis Prior to Office Balloon Sinus Dilation: A 2011-2014 MarketScan® Analysis.

Am J Rhinol Allergy 2019 Jul 7;33(4):347-353. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

1 Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

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The intraoperative accuracy of maxillary balloon dilation: a blinded trial.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol 2019 05 10;9(5):452-457. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX.

Background: Balloon sinus dilation (BSD) is a commonly performed sinus procedure in the United States. Several cadaveric studies have evaluated BSD accuracy and the maxillary sinus has consistently been shown to be the most challenging to cannulate. We designed an independent study to evaluate the intraoperative accuracy of maxillary sinus BSD. Read More

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Current indications for balloon sinuplasty.

Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb;27(1):7-13

Rhinology & Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, UCLA Department of Head & Neck Surgery, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Purpose Of Review: The purpose of the review is to evaluate the current indications and contraindications for balloon sinuplasty and review the clinical trials performed in this area.

Recent Findings: The indications for balloon sinus dilatation are somewhat similar to those for endoscopic sinus surgery. Balloon sinus ostial dilation (BSD) has been found to be most effective in the treatment of recurrent acute sinusitis (RARS) and chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) that has been refractory to medical therapy. Read More

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February 2019