What are the indications for surgical treatment of sinusitis (sinus infection)?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Recurrent or persistent sinusitis and presence of complications may require surgical therapy. Failure to respond to appropriate antibiotic therapy, especially in chronic and persistent sinusitis (eg, cystic fibrosis), is an indication for surgical intervention.


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