Trends in the Use of Stents and Drug-Eluting Stents in Sinus Surgery.

Hauser LJ, Turner JH, Chandra RK
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2017 50 (3): 565-571

PMID: 28325633 · DOI:10.1016/j.otc.2017.01.007

Stenting has long been used in the paranasal sinuses with the goals of maintaining a patent sinus cavity during the postoperative healing process and preventing restenosis from inflammation or scarring. More recently, drug-eluting stents have been introduced. Steroid-impregnated dressings and implants appear to be safe, although likely have increased systemic absorption compared with topical nasal steroid sprays and rinses. There is evidence to support the use of steroid-releasing implants in the ethmoid cavity in the postoperative period; however, more study is needed to truly define the role of these implants.

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Chronic Disease Drug-Eluting Stents Endoscopy Humans Nasal Sprays Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic Rhinitis Sinusitis Steroids

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