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Balloon sinus dilation device with LED light fibre

Entellus Medical : 13 September, 2013  (New Product)
Surgey based balloon sinus dilation now possible without external light sources with the inclusion in the Xpress tool of an LED light fibre
Balloon sinus dilation device with LED light fibre


Entellus Medical has launched its PathAssist LED Light Fibre. Used in conjunction with the Xpress LoProfile Multi-Sinus Dilation Tool when a physician performs balloon sinus dilation, the battery-powered device increases user convenience by eliminating the need for extra light sources, light cables and adapters, while also providing enhanced visualization of the Xpress tip.



The design of the Xpress LoProfile with PathAssist LED Light Fibre differentiates it from other sinus dilation tools in the market by combining into a single tool, balloon sinus dilation, a shapeable sinus seeker, suction and irrigation, and multiple tip location methods including the use of high-intensity, red-coloured LED trans-illumination to confirm tool location in a sinus.



“By using LED technology, which is seen today in a growing number of applications from high intensity vehicle headlamps to energy efficient household lighting, Entellus is providing ENT physicians with a highly convenient and innovative tool to guide the placement of the Xpress balloon sinus dilation device during balloon treatment of obstructed sinuses. In particular, the red LED light used in the PathAssist LED Light Fibre provides ENT physicians with exceptionally bright trans-illumination of diseased sinuses even in the presence of blood. With a miniature, self-contained LED light source, physicians can now perform sinus dilation procedures without the hassle of a light cable hanging off the back of the sinus dilation device. This is particularly useful for balloon sinus dilation procedures performed in the physician’s office,” said Brian Farley, CEO of Entellus Medical.



Surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis routinely involves the cutting and removal of sinus mucosal tissue near the opening of a sinus. Use of sinus balloon technology without cutting instruments preserves the natural sinus anatomy and enables cost-effective and efficient treatment of sinusitis patients in the comfort and convenience of a physician’s office. In-office balloon sinus dilation has been proven in a randomized comparative trial to be an effective alternative treatment to endoscopic sinus surgery and provides patients faster relief with less bleeding and fewer debridements than traditional sinus surgery.


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