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Doctor insights on: Frontal Sinus Surgery

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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

Dr. Corey Clay
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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