A new video describing balloon sinuplasty has been uploaded on our YouTube channel. Balloon sinuplasty is a relatively new minimally invasive sinus surgery technique to open up diseased sinus cavities without removing mucosa or bone.
In essence, the technique involves threading a tiny guidewire to first identify the sinus opening and than acts as a guide for the balloon catheter. Once the balloon is positioned at the opening of the sinus cavity, it is inflated thereby enlarging the sinus cavity opening.
Watch this sinus surgery technique below or on our YouTube channel here.
Here is an animation of what exactly is going on:
April 14, 2010
Posted by Fauquier ENT|