Rhinology

rinologia

 

Nose and paranasal sinuses

 

Common diseases

Nasal septum deviation and turbinate hyperplasia

Nasal blockage can be caused by a crooked septum. This usually causes a unilateral congestion in the nose. Nasal congestion is shifted from one side to the other, usually due to distortion of the nasal septum in combination with oversized turbinates. The distorted nasal septum and the oversized turbinates can be corrected with surgery. The surgery is performed  under general anaesthesia. Most patients can get discharged on the same day after surgery.

 

 

“The surgery of the nasal septum and nasal turbinates requires excellent training, to achieve the best long-term results and to avoid postoperative complications.”

 

Dr. Evangelos I. Giotakis, ENT – Facial Plastic Surgeon

 

 

Rhino – Sinusitis (inflammation of the internal nose and sinuses)

Inflammation or infection of the nose and paranasal sinuses can be acute or chronic.

Treatment of acute rhino – sinusitis is often carried out effectively by general practitioners (GPs). In cases where the symptoms last longer than 12 weeks, with no recession, the situation becomes chronic. Many patients get well with nonsurgical treatment by the use of nasal steroid sprays (cortisone) and antibiotics. When conservative treatment fails, you may need surgery.

 

Surgery of the paranasal sinuses is known as functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This surgery is performed through the nostrils and no incision is made on the nose or face. The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and is often combined with correction of the nasal septum and lateral positioning of the nasal turbinates. After ventilating the sinuses and removal of the diseased mucosa, the surgeon has to ensure the long-term ventilation of the sinuses and to restore the physiology of the nasal organ.

 

– Symptoms of rhino – sinusitis:

The problems of the nose and sinuses can cause a variety of symptoms that affect the quality of one’s life. Often symptoms are: nasal congestion, rhinorrhea (runny nose), itching (and sneezing), partial or complete loss of smell, pain / pressure on the face or head and the reduction or loss of taste.

 

 

“In cases that need surgery, it should be performed by fully trained nasal – surgeons in order to increase the chances of lifelong solution to this problem and to avoid complications during surgery. As a member of the editorial board of the Rhinology Journal (www.rhinologyjournal.com), the most prestigious medical textbook on Rhinology in the world (impact factor: 3,7) and having served as first surgeon to over 1000 documented sinus cases, I can guarantee professional treatment and the use of the most inspiring, up – to – date, clinically proven, surgical techniques. ”

 

Dr. Evangelos I. Giotakis, ENT – Facial Plastic Surgeon