Pediatric functional endonasal sinus surgery

Preoperative evaluation, surgical technique, and postoperative care

Ramzi T Younis, R. H. Lazar

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Abstract

Pediatric functional endonasal sinus surgery (FESS) requires significant surgical training and proficiency. Although the technique is essentially the same as for adults, children need different tactics in each step of the treatment. Preoperative assessment of children relies on the clinical manifestations and the findings of computer tomography scans of the sinuses. Because office nasal endoscopy is not well tolerated by children, the procedure must be done under general anesthesia. The intraoperative approach depends on obtaining adequate vasoconstriction and the surgeon's understanding of varied pediatric anatomy. Careful follow-up, including medical therapy and a nasal endoscopic examination under general anesthesia, is necessary to ensure a good outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalPediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Postoperative Care
Pediatrics
Nose
General Anesthesia
Vasoconstriction
Endoscopy
Anatomy
Tomography
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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