The Jacobs Frontal Sinus Cannula* has been
developed to provide temporary postoperative
stenting of the frontal sinus outflow tract.
During endoscopic sinus surgery
otolaryngologists are often faced with an
anatomically constricted frontal sinus outflow
tract, which requires removal of bone and/or
soft tissue. Post operatively this often causes an
intense inflammatory response, which frequently
leads to stenosis.
This cannula is designed to prevent the
reparative process from narrowing the neoduct.
Manufactured of implant-grade radiopaque
silicone, the cannula is flexible and non-reactive.
It is compressible and conforms to the inner
diameter of the outflow tract. The daisy flower
shaped end provides substantial support for
the shaft within the base of the frontal sinus.
The lumen of the cannula is adequate to permit
ventilation and drainage and is easily cleaned in
the office setting endoscopically.
* Designed with assistance from Joseph Jacobs, M.D.
This product has been
treated with Ultra-smooth
Plus® surface treatment.
This proprietary technology modifies the surface
properties of silicone. Ultra-smooth Plus® treated silicone
is thromboresistant, resistant to biofilm germination,
bacterial and fungal growth, and has less surface friction.
See Ultra-smooth Plus® page for further information.