Endoscopic sinus surgery

ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY

Written by: Dr. Humbert Massegur Solench
Published: | Updated: 12/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Currently, nasosinusal endoscopic surgery is the standard surgery of the nasal fossa and paranasal sinuses for all types of inflammatory, congenital or tumoral lesions: from sinusitis to malignant tumors through nasosinusal polyposis or choanal imperforation.. It is also possible to perform operations of lacrimal, orbit or skull base through the nostrils. It is indicated in both adults and children.

It is much less aggressive than traditional techniques because the endoscope allows a much closer view of the lesions and anatomy, which implies a greater precision of surgical gestures and ensures the complete removal of the pathology, obtaining better results than external techniques with fewer complications.

How Nasosinusal Endoscopic Surgery is Performed

The intervention is performed using the natural holes that represent the nasal passages, without the need to make external incisions. Endoscopes are introduced that vary in the angle and allows to control lateral areas or difficult to access with classical techniques. The adaptation of special instruments, adapted to this type of surgery, allows us to remove tumors in areas that are difficult to reach, such as the frontal sinuses.

The patient can be discharged the same day of the intervention in most cases. There is no inflammation of the tissues of the face and little pain. Resorbable tampons are placed and gradually disintegrate in the days following the operation.. In a very few days it allows the reincorporation to work.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Humbert Massegur Solench
Otolaringology

Eminence of the specialty of Otorhinolaryngology, Dr. Massegur is a pioneer in Spain in nasosinusal and skull-based endoscopic surgery. Doctorate with Cum Laude Qualification from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​as an expert in his field he has written several articles and has directed several courses. He has been Head of the ENT Service at the Sta. Caterina Hospital in Girona and currently combines private practice with public practice at the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona. He has also been Secretary of the Catalan Society of ENT and Secretary of the External Relations Commission of the Spanish ENT Society (Period 1997-2005). He teaches at the Medical University of Girona and teaches Internal Doctors and Residents of the ENT Service of the Hospital of Sta. Creu and St Pau.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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