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.
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functional endoscopic sinus surgeryA 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.
Endoscopes measuring 2.7 mm (for paediatrics) to 4 mm diameter, using Hopkins rod lens technology.
No incisions, increased safety, shorter recuperation time.
Haemorrhage, ocular bleeding, optic nerve damage, CSF leakage, meningitis, brain abscess, intracranial haemorrhage, anosmia, lacrimal duct injury.
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functional endoscopic sinus surgeryFunctional 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
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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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