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Keywords:

  • Middle turbinate medialization;
  • middle turbinate preservation;
  • bovine serum albumin tissue adhesive;
  • surgical adhesive;
  • endoscopic sinus surgery

Abstract

Middle turbinate (MT) medialization without resection is an approach designed to both preserve the MT and prevent lateralization, which may cause obstruction of the outflow of the ethmoid, maxillary, and frontal sinuses after endoscopic sinus surgery. Many techniques for medialization have been described. We present a quick and easy technique that involves using the microdebrider to create small areas of denuded mucosa on opposite surfaces of the MT and the nasal septum followed by an application of a bovine serum albumin tissue adhesive to promote the formation of controlled synechiae without the need for nasal packing.