Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
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Chronic sinusitis refractory to medical treatment
Excision of selected tumors
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak closure
Orbital decompression (eg, Graves ophthalmopathy)
Optic nerve decompression
Choanal atresia repair
Foreign body removal
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.