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Sinusitis and Surgery

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Effect of Surgery on Sinusitis

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo sinus surgery if you have:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Frequently recurring sinusitis
  • Little or no relief from treatments
  • Developed complications of sinusitis
  • Obstruction of the sinuses by nasal polyps
  • Fungal sinusitis

Treatments

Effect of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) on Sinusitis

This operation is performed using an endoscope, a rigid tube with a light on one end. The tube is threaded into your nose and up into the sinus openings. Using this technique, your sinuses can be...

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Effect of Conventional Open Sinus Surgery on Sinusitis

Conventional open sinus surgery is also used to enlarge the sinuses for better drainage. Infected sinus linings may be removed during this procedure. Now that FESS is such a successful method, this...

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References

Bhattacharyya N. Clinical outcomes after endoscopic sinus surgery. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006;6:167-171.

Khalil HS, Nunez DA. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2006;3:CD004458.

Luong A, Marpie BF. Sinus surgery: indications and techniques. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2006;30:217-222.

Rakel RE, Bope ET. Conn’s Current Therapy. 54th ed. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders Co; 2002.

Sinus infection (sinusitis). National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases website. Available at: http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/topics/sinusitis/ . Accessed September 12, 2008.

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