Thank you for posting your query.
First of all, sphenoid sinus surgery
is safe, and there is no risk of injury
to brain, even though it is close to brain and pituitary gland
. This is provided the surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon.
If there is fluid in sphenoid sinus cavity, then medical treatment alone would suffice and surgery would not be needed.
However, in case of polyp, surgery may be needed. The decision can be taken on the basis of symptoms, as surgery is optional and not mandatory in this condition.
I hope it helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.
Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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