Balloon Synoplasty Treatment

Balloon Synoplasty Treatment

In recent years, especially as a result of the developments in the field of medical technology, technology and devices have been put into use in the surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, on the one hand increasing the chance of success and performing the surgery with less trauma, on the other hand, significantly reducing the risk of complications. One of the most important of these technological innovations is balloon synoplasty. This technology can also be used safely, very beneficially, after providing the necessary training and experience for its use.

What is Balloon Synoplasty?

It is to ensure their functions by expanding the clogged or narrowed discharge channels of the sinuses with the help of a balloon without cutting out any tissue.

What are the advantages of balloon synoplasty?

It is an effective and safe method. Complication probability is very low and drainage channels expanded with balloon (of ostia)after 2 years 98%observed to be open.

It is minimally invasive:In the technique, small, soft, elastic equipment is used. Closed sinus drainage channels are gently opened, resulting in very little tissue trauma.

Low amount of bleeding:In some cases, there is very little bleeding as no tissue removal is required.

Fast recovery:Most patients can return to their normal life within 24 hours.

It does not have a role in preventing other treatments that can be performed in this region in the future. It can be applied together or sequentially with other surgeries.

Is the balloon technique a solution for all sinusitis?

The balloon technique is not a technique that completely replaces sinusitis surgery, but is a new and special assistive technology. When this technique was first used, only the forehead, cheek and sphenoid (backmost sinus in the head) While it can be used for sinuses, equipment has been developed that can also interfere with the ethmoid sinuses with balloon sinoplasty recently. With the help of balloon catheters with reservoirs placed in the ethmoid sinuses, the sinuses can be reached and intrasinus drug administration can be performed. Today, the use of synoplasty in nasal polyps is limited, and in these cases, classical endoscopic surgery and combined balloon technique can be used, or only classical endoscopic sinus surgery can be preferred.

Is the balloon technique safe?

No major complications have been reported in cases to date. Due to the use of a scopy device to ensure proper placement of the balloon catheters in the sinus canals during the operation, the patients x radiation was seen as the most important problem for this technique. In order to eliminate this problem, the development of illuminated guide wires and providing access to the forehead, cheek and sphenoid sinuses without using a scope has solved this problem. Forehead sinus stents with reservoir One of the most important benefits of balloon sinoplasty technology is especially in the forehead sinuses. (frontal sinus) development of used steroid reservoir lists. Discharge channels of the forehead sinus, unlike other sinuses, are among the hard bone structures and can be extremely narrow depending on the anatomical structure. It is not uncommon for these narrow channels to close with healing tissue, edema, and dried secretions after interventions on the forehead sinuses, which are difficult to observe in post-operative follow-ups due to their location, and it is not uncommon for the disease to recur. Forehead sinus stents with reservoirs, which are a part of the balloon sinoplasty technology, are placed into the sinus through the drainage channels of the forehead sinus that are opened or widened during the surgery, and slowly release the steroid placed in the reservoir for two weeks, preventing the sinus mouth from being blocked again. Frontal sinus stents can be placed through the enlarged frontal sinus canal following balloon sinoplasty, or in cases where the frontal sinus is intervened during endoscopic sinus surgery, they can be applied through the sinus canal opened during surgery, without balloon expansion, in order to prevent obstruction in this region during recovery. Frontal sinus stents can be easily removed in the outpatient clinic conditions in dressings performed 2-3 weeks after surgery.

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