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2021 Dec

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol



Hot saline irrigation in comparison to nasal packing after sinus surgery.


Nordström A, Jangard M, Svedberg M, Kullenberg H, Ryott M, Kumlin M
Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol. 2021 Dec; 6(6):1267-1274.
PMID: 34938861.


Previous studies have shown that hot saline solution (HSS) nasal irrigation is effective against nasal bleeding and is used to treat nasal hemorrhage. In a pilot study, we evaluated hot saline nasal irrigation in comparison to a routinely used nasal packing in terms of self-reported complications and mucosal healing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery.