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Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure used to enlarge drainage passages in the nose and sinuses. Blockage of these passages can lead to sinusitis in which the sinuses become inflamed, causing pain and impaired breathing. The main symptoms of sinus problems in children are:
Endoscopic sinus surgery is designed to improve the drainage of the sinuses, as well as to improve airflow through the nose. By performing this surgery using a minimally-invasive approach, your child should experience faster recovery.
Goals for this surgery include:
Your doctor will give you very specific instructions about how to prepare for this procedure. Please follow those directions exactly.
Things you should know:
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