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FESS

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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.
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FESS

Abbreviation for functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

FESS

functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners
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The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard now owns and farms over 125 acres and works with over 700 acres in Santa Barbara County, not to mention the three acres in Napa Valley for its Addendum label.
Based on a retrospective analysis of 153 patients who underwent FESS for nasal polyposis with a minimum follow-up of 7 years, we aimed to: (1) determine the prevalence of long-term mucocele development, (2) search for potential statistical relationships with various variables, and (3) analyze the management and ultimate outcome of this long-term complication.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) was pioneered by Messenklinger, who discovered that the sinuses had a predetermined mucociliary clearance pattern towards the natural ostium, irrespective of additional openings into the sinuses.
Substituting the above factorization into the free energy function F([Q.sup.t], [theta]), free energy score space (FESS) [8] expands the free energy function according to the summation terms, and uses the resulting terms as the score functions.
We performed FESS under general anesthesia in each case after obtaining informed consent.
As Fess moves up, Robert Brown, currently senior vice president and team leader and with Brookline Bank since September 2010, will advance to head up the bank's commercial real estate group.
Maxillary sinus hypoplasia was seen in 2% cases both on right and left side both on CT scan and revealed during FESS. Complication of orbital emphysema was encountered during uncinectomy in FESS on right side because of this anatomical variation and the uncinate process lying in opposition with the lamina papyracea, in spite of extreme care during FESS.
As befits a hotel created by actor Fess Parker, who became a local wine producer, there are bottles (to buy) and a corkscrew in the room.
The ex-minister said he believed he had to "fess up and get on with it" after a sleaze watchdog earlier agreed plans to suspend him from the House of Commons for six months.
Tonight, Ronnie decides to fess up and tell Roxy that she killed Carl.
In Table 4, we summarize the SR of each algorithm and the average number of function evaluations over successful runs (FESS).
Permanent magnet (PM) brushless dc motor (BLDCM) controlled FESS, with the advantages of high density, low maintenance, long lifetime, and good compactness, has become a new trend for energy storage, applied more and more in the uninterruptible power supply, rail transportation, and smart grids [1, 2].