The sinuses, which moisturize the air we breathe and help to remove germs, also lighten our head bones and play an important role in the characteristic formation of our voice.As a result of nasal obstruction, if the sinuses are not properly ventilated, bacteria or viruses will accumulate in them, which can cause bacterial sinusitis.Sinusitis may become chronic and surgical intervention may be necessary as a result of this increase especially in autumn and winter months.
Sore throat, dryness and crusting of the nose, halitosis, snoring, nasal congestion, loss of smell, constant fatigue, dry cough, voice change, nasal discharge and upper respiratory tract complaints lasting more than 3 weeks are the precursor of chronic sinusitis. In these cases, seeing the doctor is the most appropriate option.
Endoscopic examination can be used to diagnose intranasal causes before sinusitis surgery, which is a very sensitive operation. In acute sinusitis, patients can recover with antibiotics, nasal drops and antipyretics / analgesics in 10-14 days. In patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery can be applied when there is no response to medical treatment lasting 1-2 months.Approximately 80 percent of chronic rhinosinusitis patients recover completely by surgery. The balloon synuplasty technique, which has been applied in recent years, provides early recovery with a lighter intervention. However, this technique can be applied to only 10 percent of patients.