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The use of modified Silastic nasal splints as frontal sinus stents: a technical note

  • S Shahidi (a1), G M Jama (a2) and S K Ahmed (a1)



Endoscopic frontal sinus surgery is frequently complicated by post-operative stenosis and obstruction of the frontal sinus outflow tract, resulting in recurrent disease. Frontal sinus stents may help prevent re-occlusion of the frontal neo-ostia.


This paper presents a simple and cost-effective approach to frontal sinus stenting using modified Silastic nasal splints.

Results and conclusion

The current technique provides an effective, reliable and inexpensive method for achieving post-operative frontal sinus outflow tract patency.


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Author for correspondence: Mr Guled M Jama, Department of Otolaryngology, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, LondonNW3 2QG, UK E-mail: Fax: +44 20 8367 4988


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The use of modified Silastic nasal splints as frontal sinus stents: a technical note

  • S Shahidi (a1), G M Jama (a2) and S K Ahmed (a1)


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