Journal of Rhinology 2014;21(2):96-102.
Published online November 30, 2014.
Balloon Sinuplasty
Hyun Jin Cho, Hun Jong Dhong
Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
풍선 카테터를 이용한 부비동 확장술
조현진, 동헌종
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 이비인후과학교실
The basic principles of surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis are ventilation of the sinus ostia and conservation of the sinonasal mucosa. Since its introduction in 2006, balloon sinuplasty has been considered controversial by rhinologists. Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, some criticism has originated from the familiarity and preference many sinus surgeons have for conventional sinus surgery. Independent of this controversy, the current evidence supports the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of balloon sinuplasty. Furthermore, there has been increased interest in this procedure among physicians as well as patients. The objective of this review is to present and discuss the surgical technique, treatment outcomes and controversy associated with balloon sinuplasty.
Key Words: Catheterization;Paranasal Sinuses;Endoscopic Surgery;Rhinosinusitis;Balloon Sinuplasty

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