The hummer: a remedy for apprehension in functional endoscopic sinus surgery

R C Setliff
Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America 1996, 29 (1): 95-104
New instrumentation for endoscopic sinus surgery is presented as a remedy for surgical apprehension. The precision of the device coupled with the delivery of real-time suction are the major advantages over other techniques. The importance of an understanding of the variables of the device, especially with respect to suction, is emphasized. A systematic approach to the surgery is presented that permits an anatomical, minimally invasive technique resulting in quicker healing for the patient and an increased comfort level for the surgeon.

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