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Sinusitis, enlarged nasal turbinates, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, allergic conditions, facial fractures and other disorders of the ear, nose and throat are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies, endoscopic studies and transillumination studies. Access and occluder devices may be used to establish fluid tight seals in the anterior or posterior nasal cavities/nasopharynx and to facilitate insertion of working devices (e.g., scopes, guidewires, catheters, tissue cutting or remodeling devices, electrosurgical devices, energy emitting devices, devices for injecting diagnostic or therapeutic agents, devices for implanting devices such as stents, substance eluting devices, substance delivery implants, etc.

Title
Devices, systems and methods for diagnosing and treating sinusitus and other disorder of the ears, nose and/or throat
Application Number
12/649050
Publication Number
8425457 (B2)
Application Date
December 29, 2009
Publication Date
April 23, 2013
Inventor
Makower Joshua
Los Altos
CA, US
Chang Y John
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Stout Uxa Buyan & Mullins
Robert D Buyan
Assignee
Acclarent
CA, US
IPC
A61M 29/00
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