Functional Endonasal Sinus Surgery in Adults and Children

by Dr. Rande Lazar on June 14, 2009

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is an ear, nose, and throat specialist, with a primary focus in pediatrics. He is a Memphis-based Otolaryngologist and founder of Otolaryngology Consultants, an ear, nose, and throat practice located in Memphis, TN.  He has a wide range of experience treating sinus infections, respiratory infections, tonsil infections, ear infections, throat infections, sleep disorders, and many other areas of otolaryngology. Dr. Rande Lazar regularly performs surgery for both adult and pediatric sleep and sinus disorders. Alongside his years of expertise in respiratory disorders, sleep disorders, and sinus disorders, Dr. Lazar also treats a many patients with head and neck problems, including pediatric larynx (voice box) and hearing problems.

Article Abstract:

Functional endonasal sinus surgery (FESS) is becoming the procedure of choice for the surgical treatment of chronic and recurrent sinusitis in adults and children. Retrospective analysis of the charts of 513 adult and 260 pediatric patients who underwent FESS after failing to respond to optimal medical treatment revealed an improvement rate of approximately 80% for both age groups. Although high response rates and low complication rates were found for both groups, there were significant differences in indications, preoperative evaluation, operative technique, and methods of postoperative follow-up for children.

Read the full article as a PDF here: Functional Endonasal Sinus Surgery in Adults and Children

Dr. Rande Lazar is the founder of the Memphis-based pediatric ear, nose and throat practice, Otolaryngology Consultants.

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