Watch an endoscopic view inside the nose to see what the sinuses look like after they've healed from having a prior endoscopic sinus surgery.
Dr. Lamperti narrates his latest sinus surgery video in which he discusses what the nose looks like after having a prior sinus surgery procedure. This particular patient had a prior functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) procedure many years ago from which he has healed well. Using a small surgical endoscope Dr. Lamperti is able to show you how the anatomy changes in the nose after opening up the sinuses.
"This is Seattle nose and sinus surgeon, Dr. Thomas Lamperti. Today I'm going to show you what the sinuses look like after they’ve healed from prior sinus surgery.
This patient had a prior sinus surgery procedure several years ago. We’re now able to take an endoscopic view inside the patient’s right nasal cavity. The first thing that we can see is the middle turbinate which I’m pointing at with the Freer elevator.
As we continue on the main thing you can see are the nicely healed ethmoid sinus cavities. You can see that they’re now fully lined with normal sinus mucosa, or skin lining. The ethmoid sinuses are a bit like swiss cheese — a bunch of interconnected air cavities. This is a lot easier to appreciate now that they’ve been opened up in this case. Toward our left is the opening of the cheek (or maxillary) sinus and the forehead sinus drains from toward the top of our view here."