Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : FESS

Determination of complications of Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Dr. Manoj Kumar,Dr. Manish Gulati

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 277-281

Background:Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) is the removal of tissue
obstructing the Osteo Metal Complex. The present study was conducted to determine
complications of FESS.
Materials & Methods: 82 adult patients of chronic rhino sinusitis selected for FESS of
both genders were examined with anterior and posterior rhinoscopy. Lanza Kennedy
criteria is used to grade nasal endoscopy findings looking at the presence of secretion,
oedema and polyps. The complications were recorded post operatively.
Results: Age group 15-24 years had 25 males and 18 females, 25-34 years had 12 and 12
females and 35-45 years had 11 males and 4 females. Common complaints was nasal
obstruction in 71, nasal discharge in 15, post nasal drip in 22, headache in 64, halitosis in
10, anosmia & hyposmia in 8 and earache/ ear fullness in 4 patients. Common
complications were synechia seen in 45, lower lid ecchymosis in 12, bleeding nose in 10
and orbital subcutaneous emphysema in 4 patients. The difference was significant (P<
Conclusion: Common complications of FESS were synechia, lower lid ecchymosis,
bleeding nose and orbital subcutaneous emphysema.