J Rhinol > Volume 22(2); 2015
Journal of Rhinology 2015;22(2):103-106.
Published online November 30, 2015.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18787/jr.2015.22.2.103   
A Case of Recurrent Sinus Headache Treated with Balloon Sinuplasty
Jung Min Ahn, Nayeon Choi, Hyun Jin Cho, Hun Jong Dhong
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hjdhong@skku.edu
부비동 풍선 확장술로 치료한 재발성 부비동성 두통 1예
안정민, 최나연, 조현진, 동헌종
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 이비인후과학교실
Since its introduction in 2006, balloon sinuplasty has been a controversial procedure among rhinologists. It is considered to be a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, some sinus surgeons prefer to use conventional sinus surgery. Nevertheless, the current evidence indicates that balloon sinuplasty results in the reduction of surgery duration, hospital stay, postoperative pain and the facilitation of early wound healing. Herein, we report the first case in Korea of the successful dilatation of the sinuses using balloon sinuplasty in a 39-year-old woman with recurrent headache episodes that were aggravated during airplane travel.
Key Words: Catheterization;Chronic rhinosinusitis;Sinus headache;Balloon sinuplasty

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