In-Office Balloon Dilation of the Frontal Sinus under Local Anesthesia

Survey

Indications:

  • Frontal sinus opacification
  • Blocked frontal recess
  • Frontal sinus restenosis following sinus surgery

Highlights:

  • Local anesthetic injections
  • Probe/guidewire passed into frontal recess
  • Balloon passed over probe and inflated in frontal recess
  • Balloon advanced for second inflationĀ at frontal ostium

Keep in Mind:

  • Long-term results of balloon dilation are not known
  • Patients with recurrent symptoms may require conventional frontal sinusotomy (see video entitled “Finding the Frontal Sinus: Agger Nasi POP Procedure”