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Sinusitis 2018, 3(2), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/sinusitis3020004

An Overview of Surgical Approaches to Pediatric Chronic Sinusitis for Primary Care Providers

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 981225 UNMC, Omaha, NE 68198-1225, USA
Received: 17 November 2017 / Revised: 19 March 2018 / Accepted: 21 March 2018 / Published: 4 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Sinusitis)
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Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis is a common condition amongst pediatric patients. Despite its prevalence, debate continues regarding the best treatment strategies. The current paper examines the literature as it pertains to the surgical management of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. Adenoidectomy remains the mainstay in the initial surgical management. Both maxillary sinus irrigation and balloon dilation of the sinuses have been studied with disagreement as to the timing and patient selection for those procedures. Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is an accepted treatment modality, especially in initial surgical failures. Further studies will be needed to better delineate patient selection and timing of specific surgical techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis; adenoidectomy; maxillary sinus irrigation; balloon catheter sinuplasty; functional endoscopic sinus surgery pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis; adenoidectomy; maxillary sinus irrigation; balloon catheter sinuplasty; functional endoscopic sinus surgery
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