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Paranasal sinus: percutaneous centesis

pequis

Introduction

Uses

Advantages

  • Can be performed under standing sedation.
  • Relatively simple procedure.
  • Minimal equipment required.
  • The frontal and maxillary sinuses can both be sampled.

Disadvantages

  • Careful positioning of centesis sites is necessary to avoid damage to underlying structures.
  • Does not allow for sinus exploration.

Requirements

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Preparation

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Procedure

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Aftercare

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Outcomes

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Prognosis

  • Good for centesis.
  • Overall dependent upon primary disease process.

Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Beste K J, Lawhon S D, Chamoun-Emanuelli A M et al (2020) Culture-independent and dependent evaluation of the equine paranasal sinus microbiota in health and disease. Equine Vet J 52 (3), 455-463 PubMed.
  • O'Leary J M & Dixon P M (2011) A review of equine paranasal sinusitis. Aetiopathogenesis, clinical signs and ancillary diagnostic techniques. Equine Vet Ed 23 (3), 148-159 VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Nickels F A (2012) Chapter 43 - Nasal Passages and Paranasal Sinuses. In: Equine Surgery. 4th edn. Eds: Auer J A & Stick J A. W B Saunders, USA. pp 557-568
  • Tremaine W H & Freeman D E (2007) Disorders of the Paranasal Sinuses. In: Equine respiratory medicine and surgery. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 403-404.  

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