functional endoscopic sinus surgery


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functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS),

a group of operations performed on the paranasal sinuses, with illumination and magnification through an endoscope.

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.

functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Functional endonasal endoscopic sinus surgery ENT A procedure that removes diseased nasal cavity and paranasal sinus tissue and restores mucociliary clearance Applications Chronic and/or recurrent sinusitis in Pts who fail conventional medical therapy, suppurative sinusitis, severe asthma

func·tion·al en·do·scop·ic si·nus sur·ger·y

(FESS) (fŭngk'shŭn-ăl en'dō-skop'ik sī'nŭs sŭr'jĕr-ē)
A group of operations performed on the paranasal sinuses, with illumination and magnification through an endoscope.
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Since the Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) techniques have been standardized, external approaches to the sinuses are rarely performed currently.
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