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Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Posted On: 05-27-2015
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

What is Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

During functional endoscopic sinus surgery, an endoscope is inserted into the nose and diseased tissue, tumors, and polyps are removed in order to clear sinus channels.

Also Known As:

  • Sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery

Conditions Treated with Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is performed in cases of sinus cysts, chronic sinusitis, sinus tumors and odontic tumors.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to functional endoscopic sinus surgery.

Anesthesia with Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery can be performed under local anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

Possible risks following functional endoscopic sinus surgery include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for nasal and sinus passages to be damaged.

Prognosis after Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery:

The prognosis for a positive end result following functional endoscopic sinus surgery is good.

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