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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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