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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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How serious is frontal drill out sinus surgery for total opacification?

How serious is frontal drill out sinus surgery for total opacification?

All surg is serious: There's always general risks in all surgery involving general anesthesia but all care is taken monitor u during the procedure. The surgery u described is called antral windows that open the openings of the sinuses wider 2 allow them 2 drain much easier. It is a proven procedure over the years & i would not worry about it. Any fears talk 2 ur ENT surgeon. Bring a list of ? 4 him/her so u don't forg. ...Read more

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Do i need surgery? I have a 7mm osteoma in the midline left frontal sinus.There is an additional 8mm osteoma or benign hemangioma in the midline frontal calvarium. Ave

Do i need surgery? I have a 7mm osteoma in the midline left frontal sinus.There is an additional 8mm osteoma or benign hemangioma in the midline frontal calvarium.



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Osteomas : Osteomas are benign, slowly growing, and rarely need surgery in general unless they are symptomatic (usually pain by expanding into sensitive lining tissue of the sinus) or creating functional obstruction by blocking the natural pathways that the frontal sinus drains into the nose. In your case this is probably not the case and it could easily be monitored by ct imaging at extended intervals. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?

I had a CT scan which identified a nasal polyp on both sides and in the left frontal sinus. It's size is 22mm. How long can I wait with the surgery?

Can't examine you: Can't see your scan. Ask the professionals that know you best, your PCP or your ENT Specialist. Know that the longer you wait, the larger the neoplasm grows, the more it will erode surrounding tissues, the longer and harder the surgery and the post surgical recovery. ...Read more

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Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Ask your surgeon: We are always happy to answer questions about sinus disease and sinus surgery. This question has been hanging around for weeks and i suppose there has been no answer is because each surgeon has a different technique, different types of packing and should talk about serious risks such as blindness and injury to the brain. Although these risks are very rare, they can occur. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Smoking and surgery: Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue. Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sinus surgery?

What is the definition or description of: sinus surgery?

Define Sinus Surgery: In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone around the sinus openings. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

Uncommon: If they were common, that surgery would not be performed. That said, the risks really depend on which sinuses are treated surgically and with which surgical technique. Overall, it has become a low risk surgery. Talk to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Do i really need laparoscopic sinus surgery?

Do i really need laparoscopic sinus surgery?

Talk to your doc: Endoscopic sinus surgery is usually recommended in patients with chronic or recurrent sinusitis after failure of medical therapy. The goal is to open and widen the natural sinus openings with an endoscope and small instruments through the nostrils. Sinus surgery is 90-95% effective in providing symptom relief. Endoscopic sinus surgery is also sometimes indicated for obtaining biopsies. ...Read more

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What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

Pre-op sinus: Routine blood tests will be ordered. a history and physical will be done. Depending on your history, you may need an ekg and chest xray. ...Read more

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What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is endoscopic sinus surgery?

ESS is...: Using endoscopes and other instruments in the nose to enlarge narrowed sinus openings, generally with the surgical field magnified and visualized on a large screen. ...Read more

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How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

How much is endoscopic sinus surgery?

Depends: If you are asking what it would cost to pay for the procedure in cash without insurance you have to factor in three fees. First the surgeon anywhere from 2, 000 to 30, 000 or more, then the facility 5, 000 to 50, 000 and anesthesia 1, 000 to 10, 000. New york city will be extremely expensive whereas south dakota would be much less. When paying cash make sure to shop around. ...Read more

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Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

Preauricular Sinus: By "preauricular sinus", i presume that means you have a small hole or pit in front of your ear with a draining opening or a swelling around the opening. This is not a dangerous condition, but can be associated with occasional swelling, drainge, and occasionally, infection. The surgery to remove the sinus is usually very simple, depending upon how long the sinus tract is. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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When is it safe to fly post sinus surgery?

2-3 weeks: I usually tell my patients to avoid flying for 3 weeks but if out of town patients i allow them to fly as early as 2 weeks after surgery. However i recommend they take sudafed 60mg one hour before taking off. ...Read more

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What is a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery?

What is a bilateral endoscopic sinus surgery?

ESS: Hello, the term bilateral refers to the procedure being done on both sides of your sinuses. Using an endoscope, your surgeon will open your sinuses and remove diseased tissues and bone from the sinus cavities. You should feel well informed about this procedure before you sign consent. Know exactly what your doctor plans, risks, his/her results, expectations and alternative treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Facial numbness after sinus surgery, what is wrong?

Facial numbness after sinus surgery,  what is wrong?

Maybe transient : Not an unusual situation for small nerve branches to be numb for a brief time after facial procedures. Not uncommon to see involvement either above or below the eye, and other areas may be involved on occasion. This should all clear within 6-8 weeks postop, but contact your surgeon for further information. ...Read more

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What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

Sinus Surgery: It is the term for the current method of sinus surgery. Functional refers to opening up the obstructed sinuses. Endoscopic means using a 4 mm endoscopic (that is usually attached to a camera), thus it can be done all through your nostril. And bilateral means both sides. If you still have questions about what your surgeon plans to do, you should make another appt before surgery to review. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more