|Title||The displacement technique: a simple method for clearing maxillary sinus stubborn mucus.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Samargandy S, Lee DJ, Lee JM|
|Journal||Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol|
|Date Published||2021 Aug|
|Keywords||Endoscopy, Humans, Maxillary Sinus, Mucus, Orbit, Respiratory System|
BACKGROUND: Clearing thick secretions from the hidden crevices of the maxillary sinus can be challenging and can increase operative time during endoscopic sinus surgery.
METHODS: We demonstrate the Displacement Technique as a user-friendly technique to address thick secretions within the maxillary sinus barring no orbital floor dehiscence. First, a wide maxillary antrostomy is performed. Then, a surgical pledget is placed in the maxillary sinus to displace the inspissated content into the nasal cavity using a curved suction. This process is repeated as necessary.
CONCLUSION: The displacement technique is a simple and inexpensive method for addressing stubborn secretions.
|Alternate Journal||Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol|
The displacement technique: a simple method for clearing maxillary sinus stubborn mucus.