Endoscopic Septoplasty—Two Handed Technique with Endoscope Holder: A Novel Approach


The popularity of endoscopes has been expanding not only in diagnostics but also in therapeutics. The traditional septal surgery also has come under the purview of endoscopic surgery in the last few decades. Endoscopic septoplasty has definitely many advantages over the conventional procedure. But the only disadvantage of endoscopic surgery is that it is a single handed technique as the other hand is used for holding the endoscope which may compromise the overall surgical time as the hemostasis and suctioning of the surgical field off the blood cannot be done simultaneously, in addition to the surgeon fatigue associated with holding the endoscope in the left hand. Endoscope holder allows both hands of the surgeon to be free for surgical manipulation and also imitates more or less same actions of the left hand. To report the preliminary use of Khan’s endoscope holder for endoscopic septoplasty. Prospective Non Randomized Clinical Study. Khan’s Endoscope Holder, which was primarily designed for endoscopic ear surgery, has been used for two handed technique of endoscopic septoplasty. The design of the Endoscope holder is described in detail. A total of 49 endoholder assisted endoscopic septoplasties were operated from Nov 2014 to Jan 2015 in MIMER Medical College and Sushrut ENT Hospital, Talegaon D, Pune, India. Our Endoscope Holder is a good option for two handed technique in Endoscopic Septoplasty due to its advantages. The study reports the successful usage and applicability of the endo holder for endoscopic Septoplasty.

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Correspondence to Mubarak M. Khan.

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Application for patent in respect of “MULTI-ACTION SELF RETAINING ROTATORY ENDOSCOPIC HOLDER” bearing Application No.2313/MUM/2013 in the name of Dr. Mubarak Khan to Patent controller of India. Dr Sapna Parab has helped in preparing the manuscript and evaluated endoscopic holder actively during various otolaryngological surgeries independently and along with first author.

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Khan, M.M., Parab, S.R. Endoscopic Septoplasty—Two Handed Technique with Endoscope Holder: A Novel Approach. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 68, 475–480 (2016) doi:10.1007/s12070-016-0997-x

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  • Endoscope holder
  • Endoscopic septoplasty