Fungal sinusitis is a disorder of the paranasal sinuses, caused by fungal colonization after inhalation of fungal spores in...
Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System
Evolution of Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System
Endoscopic sinus irrigation systems allow for directed, higher-powered irrigation of sinus contents directly where disease is located. Over the counter sinus irritations are often unable to reach diseased areas when there is advanced obstruction, and without articulating and curved instrumentation, would not be capable of dislodging mycetomas. These systems can replace more invasive surgical approaches to the paranasal sinuses, and also allow for the addition of topical medications in the saline irrigation solution, which can be directly applied in hard to reach areas.
The Hydrodebrider Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System has a flexible tip which allows 220 degrees of articulation, making the difficult to reach maxillary and frontal sinus locations accessible. There is a smaller 2.2 mm alternate “Frontal” hand piece for reaching the frontal sinus.
The hand piece delivers 5 ml/sec of pressurized saline, which has been shown to be superior to regular sinus rinses in dislodging bacterial and fungal elements. The tip is capable of suctioning and irrigating simultaneously. The saline can be mixed with other medications to include steroid, antifungals, or antibiotics depending on the etiology and desired effect.