Opening up the sphenoid sinus is one of the most challenging procedures for your physician and requires considerable skill. The object of sphenoid sinus surgery is to open up the natural ostium of the sphenoid sinus. In the case where there is mucosal thickening and/or closure of the natural ostium, opening the natural ostium will provide the necessary relief However, if you suffer from considerable mucosal disease or formation of a cyst,
obstructive polyp or other pathology, the surgeon should address the disease and remove it.
The sphenoid sinus, in competent hands, can be safely operated on. However, many surgeons are uncomfortable with this procedure because the sphenoid sinus is surrounded by many critical structures. The sphenoid sinus sits under the brain and is next to the carotid artery, which carries the blood supply to the brain. An infection in the sphenoid can spread to this artery, and directly to the brain. For this reason, an infection in the sphenoid sinus is very important to treat.
By following the guidelines I’ve outlined and choosing your surgeon carefully, I believe that you will find significant relief from your sinus problems. Most of my patients repor
Without a doubt, sinus infections can recur. As mentioned earlier, surgery does not change the way you respond to the environment. At best, your sinuses will be near normal. Patien
You will most likely be feeling, and breathing, much better immediately after your surgery. However, don’t mistake or underestimate the amount of surgery that you have just been
Once you and your ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist have exhausted all other medical options, you may be scheduled for surgery. Just like anything else, you need to prepare yo
One of the latest improvements in nasal and sinus surgery is the use of image guidance systems. Different companies make instrumentation that can calibrate a computed tomography (C
An acute nasal fracture, known as a broken nose, should be reset within the first 72 hours and as soon as most of the swelling goes down. This operation can sometimes be done in an