Imaging of the Paranasal Sinuses: Mitigation, Identification, and Workup of Functional Endoscopic Surgery Complications

Salvatore V. Labruzzo, Nafi Aygun, S. James Zinreich

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to identify and define the appropriate imaging techniques in the evaluation of post-functional endoscopic surgery (FESS) complications. Although most complications encountered during FESS are identified readily during surgery, some are less conspicuous and require postoperative imaging. As illustrated in this article, these include cerebrospinal fluid leak, vascular injury, brain injury, orbital injury, and infectious complications of the brain and meninges. Some of the common anatomic variants of the paranasal sinuses are identified, and how these may predispose to surgical complications is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)805-815
Number of pages11
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2015

Keywords

  • CT
  • Complications
  • Computed tomography
  • FESS
  • Functional surgery
  • Paranasal sinus
  • Sinuses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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