Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Paranasal sinus: percutaneous centesis

Contributor(s): Graham Munroe

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.

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


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