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How Can Acute Sinusitis Be Treated After Removal Of A Pituitary Tumour?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Dec 2020
Question: I have acute sinusitis two weeks after removal of a pituitary tumor. What should I do?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

It can be managed conservatively.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Sinusitis may be seen after pituitary surgery.

It is because neurosurgeon essentially inserts his surgical instruments through the nose and sphenoid bone, in order to access and remove a pituitary tumour.

You don’t need to worry as it can be managed effectively with conservative measures. You can try the following:

1. Start a short course of antibiotics like Amoxicillin for five to seven days.
2. Nasal decongestant drops like Xylometazoline.
3. Steam inhalation for symptomatic relief.
4. Antihistamines like Levocetirizine.
5. Simple analgesics like paracetamol for pain.

If symptoms persist despite all these, consult an ENT specialist and get evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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How Can Acute Sinusitis Be Treated After Removal Of A Pituitary Tumour?

Brief Answer: It can be managed conservatively. Detailed Answer: Hello, Sinusitis may be seen after pituitary surgery. It is because neurosurgeon essentially inserts his surgical instruments through the nose and sphenoid bone, in order to access and remove a pituitary tumour. You don’t need to worry as it can be managed effectively with conservative measures. You can try the following: 1. Start a short course of antibiotics like Amoxicillin for five to seven days. 2. Nasal decongestant drops like Xylometazoline. 3. Steam inhalation for symptomatic relief. 4. Antihistamines like Levocetirizine. 5. Simple analgesics like paracetamol for pain. If symptoms persist despite all these, consult an ENT specialist and get evaluated. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician