If a microdebrider
is used, then the mucosal surfaces are denuded in the same location with the blade of the microdebrider
 Many variations of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy with little modifications like the use of stents, Laser, microdebrider
and Mitomycin-C have been described in the last decade with equally good results.
Small or isolated polyps can often be completely removed using a small mechanical suction device or a microdebrider
- an instrument that cuts and extracts soft tissue.
An incisional biopsy was performed, and intraoperative frozen section revealed a "stratified squamous epithelium, fat, and skeletal muscle lesion--in keeping with a teratoma." The tumor was gradually debulked and removed endoscopically with a microdebrider
(Skimmer[R]) (Figure 2(b)).
The part of the mucocele drooping from the middle meatus was cut with a hook knife and the incision edges were expanded using a microdebrider
. A purulent secretion was emptied after incision.
In this approach, the marsupialization of the cyst with the use of a 70-degree endoscope and an angled microdebrider
causes less bleeding and less trauma to the surrounding tissue.8 However, since the tissue integrity of the cyst is impaired by the microdebrider
, histopathological examination may become difficult.
on the other hand allows precise and incremental tissue removal as well as reduction of turbinatebone with preservation of nasal mucosa8,9.
This paper presented a similar case as described here and discussed endoscopic marsupialisation of the laryngopyocoele using a microdebrider
Under the direct view of endoscopes, either transorally or transnasally, techniques such as the conventional curette, Blakesley forceps, suction diathermy, microdebrider
, and coblation can be applied to give a more appropriate alternative for adenoidectomy [1, 6-8].
excision uses a blade and suction apparatus to remove lesions.
Ferrari will lead the company in commercialisation of the FDA-cleared PolypVac Microdebrider
, an innovative hand-held device designed to remove polyps during a routine physician office visit.