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80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

20.05. - 24.05.2009, Rostock

Macrofracturation of the ethmoid cells after balloon sinuplasty

Meeting Abstract

  • corresponding author Basel Al Kadah - Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Homburg/Saar, Homburg/Saar, Germany
  • Martin Bremke - Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Tobias Murthum - Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  • Siegfried Bien - Department of Neuroradiology, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. 80th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Rostock, 20.-24.05.2009. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2009. Doc09hno081

DOI: 10.3205/09hno081, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-09hno0816

Published: July 22, 2009

© 2009 Al Kadah et al.
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Outline

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Background: The main aspect of this study was to analyse the technique of balloon dilatation under digital volume tomography (DVT) control in order to be able to analyse the process of fracturation of even smallest bony structures

Material and method: Six freshly frozen human specimens of the paranasal sinuses were evaluated in vitro by DVT after Balloon dilatation

Results: Macrofractures were documented at the medial wall of the ethmoid cells in all six specimens. The ethmoid cells were not completely crushed. The medial wall was fractured lateraly

Conclusion: The use of DVT allows a more exact detailed description of macrofractures of the ethmoid cells and visualise the bone changes after balloon dilatation

Dilatation did not cause trauma to surrounding structures such as the lamina papyracea, olfactory cleft or skull base.