A total of 15 dogs were divided into 3 groups: One group received Surgisis, the other sheets of dimethylsiloxane and the last group a sham group.
Previous studies have not examined its use in complex revision functional rhinoplasty with respect to patient-reported outcomes.
The procedure has been proposed as a treatment for nasal valve collapse.
Treatment of acute sinusitis is medical, directed at relief of pain, shrinkage of the nasal mucosa and control of infection; such conservative treatment is effective in 90 % of patients.
Control patients received neither parenteral antibiotic prophylaxis nor antibiotic ointment around the Merocel packs.
Recorded data included patient's demographics, complaint, lesion's site, pre-operative radiological findings, surgical technique, intra-operative findings, and post-operative sequelae.
Pre-operative and post-operative evaluation was performed using photographs and the Nasal Obstruction Symptoms Evaluation scale.
The inferior turbinate is a separate bone, while the other 3 are part of the ethmoid bone.