Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Sinusitis operation)

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Sinusitis operation)

It warms the air we breathe, moisturizes it, cleans it from harmful microorganisms, reduces the weight of our head and contributes to the adjustment of our voice; We call the air-filled spaces located around the nose as sinus. Sinuses are normally found bilaterally in every human being; It consists of the maxillary sinus, ethmoid sinuses, frontal sinus, and sphenoid sinus. One or more of these sinuses can be infected at the same time, or all of them are infected at the same time, and pansinusitis may occur. Infection of our sinuses with infectious agents is called sinusitis. Sinusitis disease is divided into acute and chronic. While acute sinusitis can be treated with medication, surgical treatment is considered more in cases of recurrent and chronic sinusitis.

Sinusitis Symptoms

Acute sinusitis symptoms are more like flu-like infections, fever, runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, smell disorder, cough, whereas in chronic sinusitis, facial and headache, nasal congestion, persistent nasal discharge, bad breath are more prominent. .

WAYS TO PREVENT SINUSITY

Conditions such as flu and cold should be treated by a doctor.

If nasal congestion lasts longer than 3-4 days, an ENT specialist should be consulted.

Allergy treatment should not be neglected.

Nasal bone and cartilage curvatures, the size and swelling of the lower and middle turbinates should be treated.

Operation

Operation time and risks vary depending on the location of the patient sinus. The operation is performed by entering through the nostrils using the endoscopic method. The operation time is 90-120 minutes and postoperative care is similar to other nose surgeries.