Sinuses are air-filled spaces on both sides of the nose, on the forehead and behind the nose. Inflammation of the mucosa lining these spaces is called sinusitis. Sinusitis mostly develops after an upper respiratory tract infection such as a cold or flu. In addition, conditions such as allergies, nasal bone curvature, adenoid, foreign body in the nose, nasal flesh enlargement can also cause sinusitis.
Head and face pain, facial pressure and feeling of fullness, dark colored nasal discharge, nasal congestion, nasal discharge, olfactory disorder, bad breath and cough, especially in children, are the main symptoms of sinusitis.
The diagnosis of sinusitis is made by the patient’s complaints and an ear, nose and throat examination. Necessary
In some cases, the diagnosis of sinusitis is confirmed by sinus tomography.
Sinusitis is primarily treated with medication. Antibiotic therapy is started for 10-14 days. This period is kept longer in chronic sinusitis. In addition to antibiotics, auxiliary drugs are given. Surgical treatment is applied to patients who cannot be cured by drug therapy.
Today, sinusitis surgery is performed without an incision from the outside, through the nose, with endoscopes and cameras, we call it endoscopic sinus surgery. Inflamed tissues in the sinus, polyps in the sinus and nasal cavity are cleaned by entering through the nose. The sinus openings are widened and the sinuses are re-ventilated. It is a painless operation. Patients can return to their normal lives the next day.