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Anales de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas (Asunción)

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MENA CANATA, Carlos  and  GILAIN, Laurent. Contribution of microdibrider in the sinonasal popyposis surgical treatment. An. Fac. Cienc. Méd. (Asunción) [online]. 2005, vol.38, n.3, pp.72-77. ISSN 1816-8949.

      The sinonasal polyp is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory mucosa, characterized by the high polinuclear and the presence of polyps. There are several symptoms due to this condition: persistent nasal obstruction, rhinorrhée, lost of smell, headache, prurit and sneezing. The treatment is based on the use of intranasal local steroids, or systemic in other cases. The surgical treatment is prescribed in those who develop resistance, intolerance or dependency of the steroid therapy.       The object of the present study is to compare 3 surgical techniques, the classical radical ethmoidectomy, the radical ethmoidectomy microdebrider aided, and the functional ethmoidectomy with microdebrider, were the microdebrider was used.       The so called functional technique shows less morbidity and complication rates, as well as hospitalization and admittance days, but there are no significant differences between the other techniques. The 12th month post-operative follow up is similar in each group, and does not show significant differences.

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