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Functional endoscopy surgery for maxillary sinus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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User :   Hello Doc
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please proceed with your health query
User :   My wife is suffering from Maxillary Sinus
User :   She has been coughing for past 2-3 months
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Do you recommend a surgery for Sinus?
User :   I have heard Functional Endoscopy is one way for Surgery to treat Sinus...It that ok?
User :   Is that ok?
Doctor :  
yes it is a way to treat chronic sinus problem
User :   Also how soon patient is realesed from hospital after surgery?
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was any CY scan/MRI done to see the extent of problem?
User :   We had PA View X Ray done
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ok
User :   It mentions about Maxillary Sinus
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x-ray wil usually show the bone margins and the pus inside sinues if any
User :   But we did not had MRI...
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the complete extent is better visualised in MRI
User :   ok
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The FESS surgery usually takes about 1-2 hours depending on the extent of problem
User :   Let us know MRI or CT Scan of which type/area needs to be done....We can get that done....
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sure
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MRI of Head and Neck or specificaly for the sinuses
User :   So if we just mention MRI for Sinuses - would hospital staff understand? I am asking because sometimes missing information cause lot of trouble..
Doctor :  
You can ask your ENT doctor to prescribe you the MRI with the view/sections that will help him specifically.
Doctor :   to avoid unecessary complications
User :   ok
User :   Last question - After surgery (FESS) how many days of rest is required?
Doctor :   it usually requires 3 days rest in hospital for observation
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and at home after discharge the pateint should rest for next one week atleast
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FESS usually does not cause severe postoperative sinus pain.


Doctor :   After the procedure, it is important to keep the nose as free from crust build-up as possible to avoid complications.



User :   ok
Doctor :  
you will need to do nasal douching several times a day to avoid this from forming
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or go to your doctor every 2-3 days and he wil clean up the nose
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