PAPER OF REABSORBABLE NASAL PACKING IN ENDOSCOPIC TRANSSPHENOIDAL SURGERY.
4th Congress Of European ORL-HNS 7-11 Octubre, 2017 Barcelona, Spain
(1) ENT Department. Hospital Universitario de Torrejón, Madrid, Spain.
(2) Neurosurgery Department. Hospital N. Sra. del Rosario,
(3) ENT Department. Hospital 12 de Octubre. Madrid, Spain.
The type of nasal dressing is an important decision as the final step of endoscopic reconstruction in pituitary surgery, septum and the graft.
A Foley catheter balloon tamponade (figure 1) was typically used to apply pressure on the reconstruction. The balloon was placed between the residual eby preventing migration of the graft.
Since the pressure was not adequately controlled and because of the possibility of necrosis of the flap itself, the Foley catheter was replaced by a Merocel nasal pack (figure 2).
Recently we have replaced this non-resorbable tamponade with a resorbable dressing (figure 3) that dissolves with nasal washes.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of resorbable tamponade in the control of immediate postoperative bleeding and its role in the reconstruction of the defect. Twelve patients underwent surgery from April 2016 to April 2017 were reviewed. The defect was closed by Hadad’s vascularized flap in case of intraoperative fistula or free middle turbinate flap, otherwise. Surgicel was placed on the periphery of the graft / flap and Vivostat was used for final sealing. Subsequently a central tamponade was placed with Surgicel to avoid contact with the silicone sheets placed in each nostril to avoid synechiae, and then the Nasopore resorbable tamponade.
No patient had early or late bleeding that required nonresorbable nasal packing. No patient required surgical revision for CSF leak.
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