endoscopic sinus surgery


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endoscopic sinus surgery

Surgery to the sinuses surrounding the nose performed by a minimally-invasive technique using a direct-vision endoscopic approach via a nostril. Local or general anaesthesia can be used and various operations to enlarge the drainage outlets of the sinuses and remove diseases tissue.
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When drug treatments are ineffective, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is often performed to increase airflow within the nose and sinuses, improve drainage, and remove diseased tissue.
Convenient sample comprising 116 patients of both sexes of age group from 18 to 60 years were selected from ENT Out Patient Department, with documented diagnosis of nasal polyposis that underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Many techniques have been proposed to improve the field of functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
1) CT scan of the paranasal sinuses is done in the setting of chronic rhinosinusitis by rhinologists as confirmation of sinusitis on many occasions, though it is mandatory as a prerequisite for endoscopic sinus surgery.
The purpose of this study was to describe and compare the clinical characteristics of primary mucoceles occurring in patients with no known cause or history of previous sinus surgery, and secondary mucoceles occurring as a complication following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) or the Caldwell-Luc procedure.
Endoscopic sinus surgery under navigation system--analysis report of 79 cases.
This study demonstrates the real-world benefits of endoscopic sinus surgery for patients with chronic sinusitis.
Surgical options include endoscopic sinus surgery, in which a thin, lighted instrument is inserted into the nose, allowing the doctor to locate and remove blockages.
Ling and his colleagues at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, reviewed prospective data on 158 patients who had functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis.
Featuring over 985 clinical photographs and illustrations, this reference for medical professionals provides an overview of endoscopic sinus surgery and its extended applications.

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