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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lndications 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. Regards
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