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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.
This type of sinus surgery is rarely done anymore. Most people will have an endoscopic sinus surgery first, to help relieve their symptoms.
Traditional sinus surgery may be done if:
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Patrice Burgess MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Donald R. Mintz MD - Otolaryngology
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