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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 1 ( January-June, 2020 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Combined Nerve Block and Topical Anesthesia: An Effective Alternate to General Anesthesia in Hybrid Balloon Sinuplasty Procedures

Chaitra Venkategowda, Narasimha Reddy

Citation Information : Venkategowda C, Reddy N. Combined Nerve Block and Topical Anesthesia: An Effective Alternate to General Anesthesia in Hybrid Balloon Sinuplasty Procedures. Res Inno Anesth 2020; 5 (1):6-9.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0080

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 12-04-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Background/objectives: Hybrid balloon sinuplasty (BSP) is recommended for chronic rhinosinusitis without polyposis. Standalone BSP is an office-based procedure under local anesthesia. Materials and methods: We report a randomized study of patients operated with hybrid BSP under local and topical anesthesia in one group and the other group done under general anesthesia. Results: In the comparative analysis, local anesthesia hybrid procedures were more economical with equal symptoms improvement. Conclusion: The hybrid BSP procedure not only reduces the obstruction of chronic rhinosinusitis but also as a hybrid procedure addresses turbinates and deviated nasal septums. As such a complex procedure is done under local anesthesia while reducing the costs of hospitalization.

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