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Surgery for Sinusitis Treatment – When is it necessary?

Submitted by on June 23, 2010 – 12:05 amNo Comment

Sinusitis is the result of mucous membrane lining the sinus cavities getting inflamed or infected leading to its swelling that could obstruct the usual fluid draining from the sinuses inside the throat or nose. There is greater likelihood of bacterial and fungal infection growth causing infection in the improperly draining sinuses. Sinusitis mostly leads to viral infections, classically colds and could additionally arise as a result of blocked nasal passages due to nasal allergy or other problems.

Sinusitis is of duo forms namely acute (abrupt) and chronic (long-standing). One might be having chronic sinusitis in case:

  • One has experienced over 3 sinus infections during a year’s time which required antibiotics usage for clearing it or
  • One has experienced sinus infection for orver eight weeks which failed in clearing up despite antibiotics usage.

Sinus surgery is ideal for individuals having chronic sinusitis.

In majority of the cases, sinusitis treatment with antibiotics and home therapies often resolves the problem. However several individuals suffer from recurring infections due to something blocking mucus flowing from the sinuses or some medical condition. Surgery could assist in removing any obstructions and enlarging the sinus apertures for sinus drainage. This form of sinus treatment could assist in preventing imminent infections.

The below mentioned aspects are to be taken into consideration prior to arriving at any conclusion about sinus treatment.

  • A smaller populace of individuals require surgical intervention for treating sinusitis. To ensure whether surgery is a viable option, diagnosis of acute sinusitis would be a pre-requisite and a CAT scanning of the sinuses following therapy for a max of four to six weeks. Infection and swell-up could be allayed with this therapy which would assist the physician in uncovering precise reason behind recurring infections.
  • Surgery might be the sole means of draining a bad blockage or sinus infection. However surgery does not appear to be effective at all instances. Nearly one from five individuals who have undergone surgery would require a repeat procedure.

Surgery aids in sinus drainage wherein the apertures of the sinuses are enlarged by removal of:

  • Tissue that has developed infection, swelling or damage.
  • Bone for creating a broader aperture for draining mucus from the sinuses.
  • Polyp formations within the sinuses or nose.

Sinus surgery is of duo types namely conventional and endoscopic.

  • Endoscopic surgery is frequently conducted for removal of miniscule quantities of bone or other substance obstructing the sinus apertures or for removing nasal polyp formations. Usually, a fine, pliable, illuminated device known as endoscope is introduced via the nose for viewing and removing sinus blockages.
  • Conventional surgical procedure could be performed if sinus-related complications like pus formations in the sinuses, infections in the bones of the face or brain pustule having developed. During the procedure, a hole is made in to the sinus from via the mouth or via facial skin.
  • In case there is an issue with the internal nose constitution (like deviated septum) it could be corrected through surgical intervention.
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