Chronic Sinusitis

Each year 31 million people are afflicted with chronic sinusitis, making it one of the most common health conditions in the United States. The sinuses are air-filled cavities located within the bones around the nose and eyes that allow for natural ventilation and drainage. In Chronic Sinusitis, the sinus linings become inflamed, blocking the natural drainage passageways and leading to chronic infections and nasal obstruction.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Chronic sinusitis can be diagnosed by:

  • Examinations:
    • The doctor looks at the nose and eyes and feels for tenderness.
  • Endoscopy: 
    • An endoscope is inserted through the nose to look inside the sinuses.
  • Imaging Test: 
    • CT scan
    • MRI
Symptoms
Treatment
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