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Sinusitis clinical trials at University of California Health

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  • Triamcinolone Packing Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

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    Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is a well-established treatment strategy for medically refractory chronic rhinosinusitis. Middle meatus spacers are currently used following ESS to prevent scarring, synechiae formation, and middle turbinate lateralization. A 2012 systematic review favored spacers compared to no spacers, with a follow up 2013 systematic review finding no difference between the use of absorbable and non-absorbable spacers. This review, however, noted that steroidal spacers may reduce middle meatus scarring and adhesions. More recent data has shown the effectiveness of steroid releasing middle meatus implants in preventing middle turbinate lateralization, reducing synechiae formation, and reducing revision surgery. However, these stents are costly, and may result in excess crusting postoperatively, which limits their use in some settings. Another study investigated the use of steroid-impregnated absorbable packing materials, and demonstrated the safety and utility of this method of middle meatus packing. However, a limitation to this study was overall low enrollment with only 19 total patients enrolled. The purpose of this project is to add to the existing body of evidence regarding middle meatus spacers, by studying the impact of steroid impregnated, bioabsorbable hemostatic packing (Hemopore®, Stryker) on postoperative visualization and scar formation.

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