endoscopic sinus surgery to treat respiratory problems

Treat respiratory problems endoscopic sinus surgery

Written by: Dr. Carlos Saga Gutiérrez
Published: | Updated: 20/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The nasal endoscopic surgery (CEN) is the surgical technique that treats nasal pathology by cameras through the nostrils without making incisions. scars on the patient's face are avoided, reducing discomfort and hospital stay.

Virtually all surgical techniques nostril can be made by endoscopy. In most cases surgery requiring general anesthesia. To prevent bleeding, the patient is fitted with a nasal packing for 48 hours, which can cause some discomfort, although the postoperative period is not painful.

 

What endoscopic sinus surgery cases is recommended?

Nasal polyposis, chronic sinusitis and anatomic alterations that generate bad nasal breathing, such as swollen turbinates are the most common cause of implementation of the CEN. Furthermore, this technique allows troubleshoot and address chronic tearing through the nostril or intracranial tumor lesions in the eye socket.

 

Complications can generate sinonasal endoscopic surgery

Complications with this technique are exceptional. However, as with any surgery there are risks. You will have to consider what to do in case of face tumors in the nasal cavity, the orbit or brain, as well as what to do with the possibility of leakage of cerebrospinal fluid, or visual or neurological disorders.

 

Recommendations postoperative endoscopic sinus surgery of

After surgery should avoid physical exertion for ten days in order to avoid bleeding.

Frequent nasal washings with saline or sterilized seawater promote healing and make it more comfortable postoperatively.

In the case of nasal polyposis it is recommended that treatment with nasal topical corticosteroids prolonged to prevent recurrence of polyps.

 

Results nasosinusal endoscopic surgery

The results of endoscopic techniques are very satisfactory nostril. Typically, the patient gets better themselves with little discomfort and low risks.

In the hands of an expert in Otolaryngology likely to permanently resolve their condition by this technique is very high.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Saga Gutiérrez
Otolaringology

Leading specialist in Otolaryngology, Dr. Carlos Gutierrez Saga is an expert in vertigo, balance problems, and in recent years has a special interest in endoscopic techniques. He graduated in Medicine from the University of Navarra and the Basque President of Society of Otolaryngology since 2015, and member of many scientific societies of first level as the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Specialist Polyclinic Gipuzkoa since 1999, combines this activity with the professional work of Optional area specialist at the Hospital of Mendaro. It is also a speaker at numerous courses and conferences.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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