If patients who are admitted with frequent headaches, nose clogging and a feeling of pressure continue to experience these problems for more than 3 months, a chronic sinusitis diagnosis is made. The problem that is causing the issue can be eliminated through endoscopic sinus surgery or baloon sinoplasty.
There are 4 types of sinuses in the facial region that adjust cranial pressure pressure: 2 single, and 2 double sinuses. Maxillar sinus in the cheeks, ethmoid sinuses around the eyes, sphenoid sinus under the brain, and fronal sinuses in the forehead. Clogging, liquid accumulation, polyps or masses in these sinuses require surgical intervention.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed using special cameras, and thin surgical tools that are specifically designed for the area. The surgery is sometimes supported with reinforced tools such as lasers and shavers. Since the surgical area is near high-risk organs such as the eyes and the brain, the surgery is performed by very experienced otorhinolaryngologists.