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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

The purpose of endoscopic sinus surgery is to open the passages of the sinuses allowing for proper drainage to the nose. It is called an endoscopic procedure because the physician uses an endoscope (a small, flexible tube with a light and a camera lens at the end) to view the inside of the nose. Small incisions or cuts are made to allow the scope to pass. The cuts are usually made inside of the nose. The physician may create new passages or open existing ones by removing polyps, cysts, or thickened mucous membranes.

Endoscopic sinus surgery:

What to expect after surgery:

When to call your child's physician:

The following are some of the symptoms that may indicate a need for you to promptly contact your child's physician:

Follow-up:

A visit with your child's physician will be scheduled for one to two weeks after surgery and then again several more times in the months after surgery to make sure that the nose is healing properly. Consult your child's physician if you have any questions.

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