A double-blind randomised controlled trial of gloved versus ungloved merocel middle meatal spacers for endoscopic sinus surgery

E Akbari, CM Philpott, AB Clark, A Javer

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Middle meatal spacers are commonly used following endoscopic sinus surgery to prevent post-operative bleeding and lateralization of the middle turbinates. The effects of nasal packing on post-operative sinonasal mucosal healing remain unknown in humans.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-310
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


  • Young Adult
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases
  • Wound Healing
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage
  • Aged
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hemostatics
  • Endoscopy
  • Turbinates
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Adult
  • Gloves, Surgical
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Middle Aged
  • Tampons, Surgical
  • Female
  • Male
  • Pain, Postoperative

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