MeroGel nasal packing may help prevent adhesions and middle turbinate lateralization, a common cause of FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery) failure.1-3
MeroGel® nasal packing is a bioresorbable woven fleece that may be used dry or hydrated after functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Doctors who use MeroGel nasal packing have observed better healing in clinical studies.4,5
In its dry state, MeroGel nasal packing absorbs up to 10 times its weight in liquids and helps control minimal bleeding.
When hydrated, the biopolymer gradually transforms into a muco-adhesive gel in approximately 24-48 hours. It separates mucosal surfaces and slowly dissolves after approximately 2 weeks, eliminating the need for painful nasal packing removal for your patients.
Our bioresorbable nasal packing products use hyaluronic acid, a linear polysaccharide and naturally occurring constituent of the extracellular matrix.
Hyaluronic acid helps keep the surgical site moist, reduce adhesions, and decrease healing time.4 Esterified hyaluronic acid, or HYAFF®, is a patented formula that is used in our MeroGel and MeroPack® nasal packing products.
We offer additional bioresorbable nasal packing products to suit the needs of your patients, including MeroGel Injectable packing and MeroPack. You can also view traditional nasal packing in our ENT Product Catalog.
HYAFF® is a registered trademark of Fidia Advanced Biopolymers.
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Ramadan HH. Surgical causes of failure in endoscopic sinus surgery. Laryngoscope. 1999; 109:27-29.
Kuhn FA, Citardi MJ. Advances in postoperative care following endoscopic sinus surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1997; 30(3):479-490.
Berlucchi M, Castelnuovo P, Vincenzi A, Morra B, Pasquini E. Endoscopic outcomes of resorbable nasal packing after functional endoscopic sinus surgery: a multicenter prospective randomized controlled study. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2009; 266(6): 839-845.
Franklin JH and ED Wright. Randomized, controlled, study of absorbable nasal packing on outcomes of surgical treatment of rhinosinusitis with polyposis. Am J Rhinol. 2007; 21(2): 214-217.