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In traditional sinus surgery, an opening is made into the sinus. The opening may be made from inside the mouth or through the skin of the face.
Most of these procedures require admission to a hospital.
Recovery from surgery may involve:
Traditional sinus surgery may be done if:
Traditional surgery is an effective method of treating chronic sinusitis and sinusitis that has caused complications.footnote 1
Serious risks include:
CitationsJoint 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.
Current as of: December 2, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz MD - Otolaryngology
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