Duha F. Maki 1, Ahmed A. Al-Ansary 2
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Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive, very precise surgical technique that has innovated for the management of chronic nasal and paranasal sinus lesions. the prospective study was performed at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology in Basra Teaching Hospital, in the period from February 2019 to August 2020. The study included sixty-two patients who were clinically, endoscopically, and radiologically suggestive to have Sino-nasal diseases and did not respond to usual medical treatment. The study included sixty-two patients, thirty-four of them were males twenty-eight were females, male to female ratio was 1.21:1, their ages ranged from 9 to 74 years, the commonest age group operated upon was 41-50 years. In conclusion, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows direct thorough visual examination and re-opening of the sinuses for the treatment of a set of sinonasal diseases, which has not responded to medical treatment. The use of FESS permits a much less aggressive and traumatic procedure, resulting in a shorter time for surgery and the healing process, with very good improvement, less postoperative awkwardness, and relatively fewer surgical complications.
Keywords: Sinonasal diseases, FESS, Basra Teaching Hospital