Diseases of PNS
Indications of FESS: [NEET Pattern)
|B||Nasal allergic polyposis|
Ref. Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 1 pp 1481,1523-1524
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgeries are Indicated -
Only in sinonasal inflammatory disease including sinusitis, polyposis, mucoceles and AFRS. In case of inverted papilloma and, Ca maxilla, endonasal route/endoscopes are being used but they are not functional surgeries.
In carcinoma maxilla, biopsy should not be taken via Caldwel/-Luc as it leads to spread of the neoplasm to cheek.