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Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Treatment for bilateral maxillary and sphenoid sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Due to its deeper location in the skull sphenoid sinusitis requires ENT evaluation. Most likely you will need antibiotic therapy and decongestants. Surgical treatment was served for severe cases. Check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and medical treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Mildly : There is mild discomfort during and after balloon sinuplasty no more than a tooth cleaning or cavity filling at a dentist office. Usually mile soreness in nose for 24 hours but back to normal in 48 hours and a lifetime of relief. Just make sure you see someone who does many of these weekly like myself and is a balloon sinup dilation expert. For more info visit www.socalsinus.com ...Read more

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Will removal of sinus polyps relieve sinus headaches?

Will removal of sinus polyps relieve sinus headaches?

Sinus polyp: Hello. Removal of sinus polyps may resolve your headaches. If your CT scan shows post obstructive inflammatory changes, then I would expect some headache relief. ...Read more

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I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses.Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation.Surgery need?

Sinusitis : Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! ...Read more

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Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Headaches, nasal congestion, sinuses, facial numbness, vision problems.Did CT scan showed only mucosal thickening of bilateral sphenoid and ethmoid.

Chronic sinusitis : Chronic allergic rhino sinusitis can definitely be causing your symptoms. I would recommend a one month trial of daily antihistamines like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and nightly sinus rinses. If your symptoms are not better i would see an ENT like me who specializes in nose/sinus surgery to discuss options. ...Read more

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My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

My CT scan report reveals polyp retention in left maxillary sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinuses,polyp measures 3*1.8 cm.Is surgery necessary?

Probably: Prior allergy history? Family history? Other illnesses. Sound like large polyps, unlikely malignant but may be! May need open surgery. ...Read more

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What is bilateral functional endoscopic sinus surgery?

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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CT scan report reveals polyp retention on left maxillary sinus(3*1.5) and bilateral sphenoid sinuses.Doctor has asked for surgery,is surgery necessary?

CT scan report reveals polyp retention on left maxillary sinus(3*1.5) and bilateral sphenoid sinuses.Doctor has asked for surgery,is surgery necessary?

Sinus polyp: Hello. A maxillary sinus polyp that is in the bottom of the sinus will not interfere with normal sinus drainage pathways. The question really is have you been treated with aggressive medical therapy. This month I treated a patient with sphenoid sinusitis which completely resolved. It may be worth seeing another ENT doctor for a second opinion ...Read more

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My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

My paranasal sinuses test show:nasal septum is  deviated, nasal turbinates are prominent and both maxillary sinuses shows mucosal thickening sinusitis?

Deviated septum: a deviated septum can be corrected surgically to bring the septum to the midline. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Maxillary Sinusitis: In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions. There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more

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What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

What is bilaterlal maxillary sinusitis?

Both sinuses sick: Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally. Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example. If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read more

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Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Flight attendant get sinus infection every 2 months have deviated septum sinus surgery permanent or temporay fix?

Hopefully permanent: The goal of the sinus surgery would be to cut down significantly on the number of sinus infections you get. It's not a guarantee but it should definitely help. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Will sinus xrays (3 views) show the sphenoid sinuses?

Will sinus xrays (3 views) show the sphenoid sinuses?

In general...: Not sure what is meant by "three views" but in general, normal roentgenograms (x-rays) can easily visualize all of the sinuses. ...Read more

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What causes maxillary sinus and ethmoid mucossl disease?

Allergy/infection: Could be allergy and / or infection. Best to see your otlaryngologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is bilateral ethmoidal sinusitis?

The ethmoid sinuses: are cavities in the bone up near the bridge of the nose (just a little below). Bilateral means that both sides are involved. Sinusitis means that the tissues are inflamed - may be related to an infection. ...Read more

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What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

What causes post nasal drip after endoscopic sinus surgery?

PND: Hello, your post op PND should be evaluated by your surgeon. It could be a normal mucosal reaction, allergy induced, leftover saline from irritations or a CSF leak. See your surgeon for confirmation. ...Read more

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What is ethmoid sinus mucosal disease?

What is ethmoid sinus mucosal disease?

Between the eyes: The ethmoid sinuses are between the eyes and are commonly the result of viral and or bacterial infections starting in the nose. The answer to your question is the ethmoid sinuses are infected and the lining membrane is thickened. The only method to prove your diagnosis is with a cat scan of the sinuses. ...Read more

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Looking for info on sphenoid sinus disease/surgery for 8 yr old. Ped ENT observed for 1 yr & has worsened, now surgery. How rare is this procedure?

Looking for info on sphenoid sinus disease/surgery for 8 yr old. Ped ENT observed for 1 yr & has worsened, now surgery. How rare is this procedure?

It depends: Sphenoid sinus disease that causes symptoms such as headaches should be operated on if it does not respond to antibiotics. If there are no symptoms, it probably isn't necessary to do surgery unless the doctor is concerned that there is a mass in the sinus, instead of just swelling or infection. ...Read more

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What are possible complications from a sphenoid sinus inf that is not clearing with antib and cortisone? Had fess 2 months ago, avoiding more surgery

What are possible complications from a sphenoid sinus inf that is not clearing with antib and cortisone? Had fess 2 months ago, avoiding more surgery

Sphenoid sinusitis: Hello, the sphenoid sinus is often times referred to as the silent sinus. It sits in the most posterior part of the nasal cavity. It may cause posterior cephalic pain in the occipital area. An infection in this area can cause more PND and cough since it is closest to the nasopharynx. The internal carotid and optic nerves are in close proximity. It's rare that these two structures are involved. ...Read more

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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?

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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How should a sphenoid sinus polyp be treated?

How should a sphenoid sinus polyp be treated?

Leave it alone: Usually a polyp in the sinus that isn't causing symptoms is left alone and doesn't require Rx. ...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. Suzanne Galli
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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