Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Pediatric Patients
Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) is considered a safe and effective intervention for select pediatric sinus disorders, including both chronic and acute conditions. Surgical intervention is most commonly considered for patients with pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis who have failed medical management. Outcomes and rates of success of surgical intervention vary significantly, which can be largely attributed to a lack of consensus on indications, technique, concurrent medical therapy, and postoperative management. More investigation is necessary to build an evidence-based surgical paradigm and to identify which pediatric patients would benefit most from surgical intervention.
KeywordsEndoscopic sinus surgery Pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis Surgical technique
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