Placement of Steroid-Eluting Stent in the Frontal Sinus

Survey

Indications: 

Frontal stenosis secondary to:

  • scar tissue
  • polyps or
  • inflammation

Highlights:

  • A steroid-eluting stent (Propel Mini) is placed into the frontal sinus ostium at the conclusion of frontal sinusotomy
  • Surgery was performed to drain an opacified frontal sinus which was obstructed by scar tissue after previous sinus surgery
  • The stent is positioned to straddle the frontal ostium

Keep in Mind:

  • The steroid, mometasone, is released by the stent over approximately 4 weeks
  • The stent does not need to be removed as it dissolves in 1-2 months