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FESS

functional endoscopic sinus surgery

A generic term for a group of endoscopic procedures used to manage severe or treatment-refractory sinus problems, including sinusitis and nasal polyps, recalcitrant infections and other complaints.

Tools
Endoscopes measuring 2.7 mm (for paediatrics) to 4 mm diameter, using Hopkins rod lens technology.

Pros
No incisions, increased safety, shorter recuperation time.

Complications
Haemorrhage, ocular bleeding, optic nerve damage, CSF leakage, meningitis, brain abscess, intracranial haemorrhage, anosmia, lacrimal duct injury.

FESS

Abbreviation for functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

FESS

functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
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A 45-year-old man (patient 1) and a 40-year-old woman (patient 2) with chronic sinusitis and nasal polyposis underwent FESS.
Prevention of the development of tension pneumocephalus after FESS has traditionally been accomplished by nasopharyngeal airway stenting, nasal packing, and a variety of efforts to keep upper airway pressures low in the postoperative period.
Patients with objectively documented (by computed tomography and nasal endoscopy) chronic rhinosinusitis were offered FESS if medical management failed to control their symptoms.
1 -- 2; 2 color only) Fess Parker as Davy Crockett, above, ruled American pop culture in the mid-'50s, while today, left, Parker rules his vineyard in Santa Barbara County.
3] They advocate FESS as an adjuvant therapy in patients who do not respond to hyposensitization and antiallergic therapy.
To our knowledge, no study has thus far reported the experience of FESS performed on geriatric patients.
Surgical technique during FESS is critical to prevent middle meatal synechiae.
Miami Vice'' (1984-89) didn't exactly provoke laughs, but it probably had the greatest impact on the American male wardrobe since Fess Parker's ``Davy Crockett'' coonskin cap.
Although played by John Wayne in the 1960 film The Alamo, he was more famously played by Fess Parker in the TV series broadcast between 1954 and 1955, and the films Davy Crockett (1955) and its sequel Davy Crockett And The River Pirates (1956) (Page 9, April 15).