Jubilee Hospital, Trivandrum.
The sinuses are spaces filled with air in some of the bones of the skull. Air passes in and out of these spaces, and mucus drains through them and out of the nose. They also reduce the weight of the skull and give our voices a nicer sound.
There are four main pairs of sinus openings, sometimes called sinus cavities, in the face:
and Maxillary – in the cheekbones
and Ethmoid – between the eye sockets
and Frontal – in the forehead and above the eyebrows
and Sphenoid – deep in the head at the back of the nose
Endoscopic sinus surgery can correct chronic or severe blockages in one or more of the maxillary, ethmoid, frontal, or sphenoid sinuses.
FESS-Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery is a procedure used to remove blockages in the sinuses (the spaces filled with air in some of the bones of the skull). These blockages cause sinusitis, a condition in which the sinuses swell and become clogged, causing pain and impaired breathing.
An endoscope is inserted into the nose, like a telescope with a wide-angle camera lens, the endoscope beams light into different parts of the nose and sinuses, allowing the surgeon to see what is causing blockages. Surgical instruments can then be used along with the endoscope to remove the blockages and improve breathing.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is an effective procedure to correct:
and Deviated septum, in which the partition separating the left and right sides of the nose is crooked
and Polyps, a noncancerous water-filled swelling
and Tumors, a swelling caused by an uncontrolled growth of cells
For Appointment– call 0471-2334561/62/63/64, 6452020,407822 Fax-0471-2330925
Clinic hours: Mon-Wed-Friday (8AM -1 PM)
Operation Days: Tue-Thu-and Saturdays (8AM-4PM)
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