Ent stated risk of synechiae and stenosis for surgery to remove ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction. How likely the risks?

Applies to all. Any nasal or sinus surgery includes the risk of scar bands in the nose(synechiae) but this is quite rare in a well performed operation. Even if it occurs, many can be easily lysed(cut) in the office post-op. So, not really a big concern. Stenosis of what? The nostril can narrow, the sinus cavity can narrow, so not sure what she/he was referring to there. Get more details.

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How long will sinus surgery take for ethmoid mucocele and turbinate reduction? Hour? Saline spray necessary post surgery?

An hour or less. If only one side then less than an hour. The mucocele usually has done most of the work and just needs to be opened unless the frontal is also involved. Definitely recommend saline rinses afterward as you will feel less congested and postop cleaning will be easier. Read more...

What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?

Sinus surgery. There are a lot of different packings used after sinus and nasal surgery. You will need to ask the surgeon doing your procedure. If the surgery is only on one side, you shouldn't need packing on both sides, but if surgery will include your septum, expect to have packing or splints in both sides. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks, but could extend to up to a month depending on extent of surgery. Read more...
Nasal packing. Usually it is absorbable,gel foam or such material,unless there is more bleeding than usual,then,non absorbable,merocel ,packing for about a day, Read more...