Chronic sinusitis is constant inflammation of the sinus caused by infection or allergy and characterized by facial pain and pressure, nasal congestion, and headaches. When drug treatments fail, functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is performed to improve airflow within the nose and sinuses, improve drainage, and eliminate diseased tissue.
Unfortunately, up to 30% of sinus surgeries fail due to scarring and recurrent inflammation that closes the nasal openings and requires revision sinus surgery. The market seeks a safe and effective solution that will reduce the need for revision surgery.
The stent developed by S.T. Stent for insertion after FESS keeps the sinus cavity open up to 28 days, long enough for the sinus tissue to heal.
The stent improves patient outcomes and reduces the probability of revision surgeries.
Removal of the S.T. Stent is a minimally invasive procedure performed in the doctor’s office, without the need for anesthesia.