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Diseases of Nose and Septum

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To prevent synachiae formation after nasal surgery, which one of the following packings is the most useful: (AIIMS Nov 09)



A Mitomycin

B Ribbon gauze

C Ribbon gauza with liquid paraffin

D Ribbon gauza steroids

Ans. A Mitomycin

a. After Nasal surgery it has been seen that mitomycin drops applied over nasal mucosa decrease nasal synechiae formation.

b. This is the newer approach and several trials are being done on it ... but our standard textbooks have not yet included it.

c. "The nasal cavities are packed with ribbon gauze impregnated with Vaseline or liquid paraffin to prevent its sticking to nasal mucosa."

d. "Ribbon gauze impregnated with petroleum jelly or bismuth iodoform paraffin paste (BIPP) is inserted in the entire length of the nasal cavity in an attempt to tamponade the bleeding." -

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