Prevention and management of synechia in pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery using dental wax plates

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Synechia formation is a very common complication of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Inspite of meticulous post-operative care, synechia do form in quite a large number of patients. Moreover, frequent post-operative cleaning may not be possible without general anesthesia in non-compliant patients, especially children. This study compares the incidence of synechia following pediatric ESS with or without spacer/tamponade in the operated cavity. The authors have found dental wax plates to be equally effective and more economical spacers compared to Merocel® tamponade, in prevention and management of synechia in the pediatric age group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 15-12-1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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