Sinus Surgery With The Aid Of A Positioning Device

The IPC Powered Instruments have just been put into use at the National Otorhinorarynology Hospital of Vietnam.
02 October 2019
 /// Nam Sơn

According to Assoc.Prof. Pham Tuan Canh - Director of Central Otolaryngology Hospital, before the sinus surgery, the surgeons used tweezers to clamp on polyps, or into the organs of the sinus nose to remove, however the lesions were wide. Nevertheless, with the new tool - the IPC Powered Instrument, Microdebrider, which are referred to a "both cutting and absorbing tool", they help cut the polyps neatly, reduce bleeding and damage of the mucosa.

Also, this new device has the support from Medtronic’s image diagnosis and Fusion locator so wherever the device goes, it notifies the surgeon if there is about to be a "collision" or other healthy organizations are affected. As a result, surgery safety is increased.

Locator system helps find sinus cells in the nooks and crannies, but only removes the inflamed ones, leaving behind healthy mucosa. Then it is this mucosa that covers and heals the niches so the healing time will be shortened.

Also, according to Assoc.Prof. Pham Tuan Canh, the nature of this new system of tools such as handpiece, is inserted to support surgery to be faster and more accurate. In fact, in the past, a surgery used to last 2-3 hours, but when applying this device, the time decreased by about 1.2 to 2/3 compared to the surgeríes using old equipment.

It is known that in addition to the application in the surgery of sinusitis with polyps, this new system of instruments also applies to ear pathology.

Assoc.Prof. Pham Tuan Canh said that the treatment of sinusitis using Eastern medicine and herbal medicine also needs specific studies. In case of acute sinusitis, it is necessary to prioritize Western medicine treatment to avoid complication.

(According to Thanhnien)
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