Balloon Sphenoid Sinuplasty

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Indications:

  • Chronic sphenoid sinusitis refractory to medical therapy.
  • Narrow sphenoid ostia

Highlights:

  • Catheter positioned in sphenoethmoid recess.
  • Lighted guide-wire is threaded into the sphenoid sinus.
  • Balloon is threaded over the guide-wire and inflated.

Keep in Mind/Things to Remember:

  • Trans-illumination of sphenoid sinus often gives a jack-o-lantern effect.
  • Specific indications and long-term outcomes await further study.