Endoscopic sinus surgery for the treatment of sinusitis

Written by: Dr. Luis Fernández Fernández-Vega
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Sinonasal endoscopic surgery is a surgical technique that aims to remove the lesions of the nasal and sinus, normalizing its drainage into the nostril and improving its operation. It is done inside the nose with the help of rigid optical endoscopy.

The operation is usually performed under general anesthesia, and sometimes under local anesthesia with sedation. As carried out through the holes of the nostrils, not usually leave no external scar.

After the intervention a nasal packing is placed for 48-72 hours.

Generally, surgical treatment is usually indicated in cases where medical treatment has failed to resolve the infection. Sinonasal disease if untreated symptoms persist, and the possibility that result in complications such as meningitis, brain abscesses or bone infections.

Sinusitis scheme

Risks of endoscopic sinus surgery

After nasosinusal endoscopic surgery may persist symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, sore nostril. It is also possible to appear infection, which will require additional, or bloody vomiting (during the first hours) treatments.

Other consequences can be septum perforations, abnormal scars between the walls of the nostrils, partial or total loss of smell, or feel dry. All of them require topical nasal washes and cures.

In addition it can also appear hemorrhage (which must be treated in the hospital), facial swelling or bruising around the eye (the latter two require no treatment).

In few cases, there may be arbitrary or eye complications.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Luis Fernández Fernández-Vega

Dr. Fernández Fernández-Vega is a leading expert otolaryngologist in middle ear surgery, nasal passages, sinuses, pharyngolaryngeal and cervical surgery. It has the necessary technology for optimal query: armchair exploration with different positions, microscope, scanning unit with vacuum cleaner, fiberscope with xenon light source, camera and monitor to display images and equipment audiometry.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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