Complications such as
meningitis could develop from the sinusitis.
How Well It Works
Traditional surgery is an effective
method of treating chronic sinusitis or sinusitis that has caused
Serious risks include:
Leakage of the
fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
Inflammation of the
membrane that covers the brain
What To Think About
Endoscopic surgery has become the
standard type of surgery done for chronic sinusitis. But traditional surgery is
still the best choice in certain cases. The type of surgery you have will
depend on which sinuses are affected and how severely they are damaged.footnote 1 To learn more, see the topic
Endoscopic Surgery for
Surgical treatment of sinusitis should be considered
only when more conservative approaches, such as home treatment and medications,
Joint Council of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (2005). The diagnosis and management of sinusitis: A practice parameter update. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(6 Suppl): S13–S47.
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