Introduction: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis is a common chronic disease that often affects maxillary sinus. Endoscopic sinus surgery is the most common procedure for treating the majority of maxillary sinus lesions. Objective: To demonstrate the role of canine fossa puncture during endoscopic sinus surgery procedure in patients with severe maxillary sinus disease. Methods: We present 2 cases where canine fossa puncture has been performed as method to obtain a complete access to the maxillary antrum. Results: According our experience, 2 cases on 296 endoscopic sinus surgery (0.6%) where antrostomy and used of angled microdebrider were not sufficient, canine fossa puncture has been performed as an alternative method to obtain a complete access to the maxillary antrum. Conclusion: Although the advent of endoscopic sinus surgery, our cases support the fact that actually canine fossa puncture is a minimally invasive technique useful in selected cases.

Canine fossa puncture in endoscopic sinus surgery: Report of two cases

BATTAGLIA, PAOLO;CASTELNUOVO, PAOLO GIOCONDO MARIA;
2017

Abstract

Introduction: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis is a common chronic disease that often affects maxillary sinus. Endoscopic sinus surgery is the most common procedure for treating the majority of maxillary sinus lesions. Objective: To demonstrate the role of canine fossa puncture during endoscopic sinus surgery procedure in patients with severe maxillary sinus disease. Methods: We present 2 cases where canine fossa puncture has been performed as method to obtain a complete access to the maxillary antrum. Results: According our experience, 2 cases on 296 endoscopic sinus surgery (0.6%) where antrostomy and used of angled microdebrider were not sufficient, canine fossa puncture has been performed as an alternative method to obtain a complete access to the maxillary antrum. Conclusion: Although the advent of endoscopic sinus surgery, our cases support the fact that actually canine fossa puncture is a minimally invasive technique useful in selected cases.
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/brazilian-journal-of-otorhinolaryngology/
Angled microdebrider; Canine fossa puncture; Maxillary sinusitis; Middle meatal antrostomy; Otorhinolaryngology2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
Sireci, Federico; Nicolotti, Matteo; Battaglia, Paolo; Sorrentino, Raffaele; Castelnuovo, PAOLO GIOCONDO MARIA; Canevari, Frank Rikki
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