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Pediatric Balloon Sinuplasty
Safe & Effective: Proven Maxillary Sinus Relief for Kids1,2
Are your child's chronic sinus symptoms not completely responding to medication?
There is a lack of evidence of antibiotic success for chronic sinus symptoms.3,4 This affects parents and children through chronic nasal congestion, considerable loss of school time and accumulation of medical expenses.5
Has your child's ENT physician recommended an adenoidectomy as a treatment for their chronic sinusitis?
Did you know that Balloon Sinuplasty can be performed in conjunction with an adenoidectomy? Talk to an ENT doctor about Balloon Sinuplasty
Balloon Sinuplasty safely and effectively widens the maxillary sinus openings, resulting in relief from sinus symptoms. Sinus openings are accessed through the nostril using a narrow camera and Balloon Sinuplasty Technology.
- Balloon Sinuplasty doesn’t remove any bone or tissue, there are no incisions, and nothing remains in your child’s nose.6
- Balloon Sinuplasty studies demonstrated long-term success for 8 out of 10 children when done with an adenoidectomy or after a failed adenoidectomy.1,2,6
- Balloon Sinuplasty and adenoidectomy may be performed during the same procedure. Talk to your doctor about benefits and risks.
Find a trained ENT doctor or obtain a 2nd opinion:
Your ENT might not be trained in this relatively new procedure. Find an ENT trained in Balloon Sinuplasty here.
"In 6th grade Ryan missed a lot of school. After Ryan’s surgery, it’s been so much nicer having a healthy kid. It’s been over seven months, I am a believer this was the right thing to do for Ryan."
- Debbie, Ryan’s mother, talking about the benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty
1. Ramadan, Hassan H., et al. "Balloon Catheter Sinuplasty in Young Children." American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy, vol. 24, no. 1, Jan. 2010, pp. 54–56.
2. Thottam, Prasad John, et al. "Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) Alone versus Balloon Catheter Sinuplasty (BCS) and Ethmoidectomy: A Comparative Outcome Analysis in Pediatric Chronic Rhinosinusitis." International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, vol. 76, no. 9, 2012, pp. 1355–1360.
3. Mandal, Rajarsi, et al. "Role of Antibiotics in Sinusitis." Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, vol. 25, no. 2, 2012, pp. 183–192.
4. Cronin, M. J., et al. "The Role of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Acute Rhinosinusitis in Children: a Systematic Review." Archives of Disease in Childhood, vol. 98, no. 4, 2013, pp. 299–303.
5. Kay, David J., and Richard M. Rosenfeld. "Quality of Life for Children with Persistent Sinonasal Symptoms." Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, vol. 128, no. 1, 2003, pp. 17–26.
6. Ramadan, Hassan H., et al. "Sinus Balloon Catheter Dilation After Adenoidectomy Failure for Children With Chronic Rhinosinusitis." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, vol. 138, no. 7, Jan. 2012, p. 635. (1,2) RELIEVA SPINPLUS® Balloon Sinuplasty System and RELIEVA ULTIRRA® Sinus Balloon Catheter are indicated for dilation of maxillary sinuses in children 17 and younger. The referenced studies also included limited use of the devices in the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, for which the safety and effectiveness in children 17 and under has not been established.
Important Safety Information
Acclarent® Balloon Sinuplasty Devices are intended for use by or under the direction of a physician. Acclarent Technology has associated risks, including unintended tissue injury, infection, or possible visual injury. Consult your physician for a full discussion of risks and benefits to determine whether this procedure is right for you. The success of this procedure depends on many factors, including your physical condition and your body’s ability to tolerate the procedure. Use care in the selection of your doctors and hospital, based on their skill and experience.
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