Journal of Rhinology 2012;19(2):119-122.
Published online November 30, 2012.
Use of Triamcinolone-Impregnated Nasal Packing Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Kwang Ho Jin, Jeong Suk Choi, Young Hyun Kim, Sung Ho Kang, Bo Hyung Kim, Myeong Sang Yu, Dae Jun Lim
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea.
내시경하 부비동수술 후 Triamcinolone을 적신 비강 팩킹을 이용한 치료
진광호, 최정석, 김영현, 강성호, 김보형, 유명상, 임대준
건국대학교 의학전문대학원 이비인후과학교실
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness of steroid-impregnated absorbable nasal dressing on wound healing and surgical outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).
Materials and Method
S: Chronic rhinosinusitis patients with nasal polyps who were to undergo bilateral ESS were recruited and randomized to receive triamcinolone-impregnated bioresorbable dressing (Nasopore(R); Polyganics, Groningen, Netherlands) in one nasal cavity and saline-impregnated dressing contralaterally. Postoperative healing assessments of edema, crusting, secretions, and scarring were done at postoperative days 7, 14, and 21 and at 1 and 3 months using validated Lund-Kennedy scores.
Analysis of the 20 enrolled patients who completed observation showed no significant difference in Lund-Kennedy scores between the preoperative cavity scores. There was, however, a statistically significant difference in Lund-Kennedy scores of the treatment and control groups at days 7 and 14 (P =0.005 and P=0.0039, respectively), and a significant difference in Lund-Kennedy scores was also detected between the groups at the 3-month time point (P =0.042).
The results of the data analysis suggest a significant improvement in early postoperative healing and improved healing for up to 3 months postoperatively in nasal cavities receiving triamcinolone-impregnated absorbable nasal packing following ESS.
Key Words: Rhinosinusitis;Endoscopic Surgery;Triamcinolone

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