Sinus Surgery (FESS)
What is sinusitis?
Your sinuses are air-filled cavities at the front of your skull, between your eyes and above your upper jaw, that are linked to the inside of your nose. Sinusitis is an infection of the mucous membrane lining your sinuses. It causes symptoms of pain, a blocked nose, discharge, decreased sense of smell and the feeling of mucus behind your nose or throat.
The mucous membrane that lines your sinuses produces mucus, which aids in keeping the air you breathe clean, warm and moist. If the opening between a sinus and the inside of your nose gets blocked, the mucus gets stocked and can become infected.
This can make the mucous membrane to become inflamed, causing it to swell and form extra folds in your nose and sinuses. These are called polyps (small growths) and typically make the symptoms worse.
When You Need Sinus Surgery
If your sinus pain and sinusitis won't reply to medical treatment, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery.
When you’re diagnosed with sinusitis, your first treatment would probably come from your primary care doctor. But if sinusitis does not react to treatment in three months, it’s considered chronic sinusitis, and the next line of action is to see a specialist called an otolaryngologist. These surgeons specialize in issues of the ears, nose, and throat and are also knows as ENT doctors. If your sinus problems are so bad that you need sinus surgery, an ENT doctor will carry out the surgery.
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