Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

What are the Indications and contraindications for endoscopic sinus surgery? What is the recovery period after surgery and when can I continue routine activities after surgery?
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
Chronic sinusitis refractory to medical treatment
Recurrent sinusitis
Nasal polyposis
Antrochoanal polyps
Sinus mucoceles
Excision of selected tumors
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak closure
Orbital decompression (eg, Graves ophthalmopathy)
Optic nerve decompression
Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
Choanal atresia repair
Foreign body removal
Epistaxis control

Contraindicated in intraorbital complications of acute sinusitis, such as orbital abscess or frontal osteomyelitis with Potts puffy tumor.

prognosis or outcome
Outstanding short- and long-term results have been reported for endoscopic sinus surgery. In one study, symptoms improved in 66 of 72 patients following this surgery, with a mean follow-up time of 7.8 years. In another report, quality of life improved for 85% of the patient population, with a mean follow-up time of 31.7 months.

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