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.