Sinusitis in Children: Current Management

by admin on March 17, 2010

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders and surgery, as well as adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Lazar is a Memphis Otolaryngologist with a primary focus in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders.  Rande Lazar, MD is experienced in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as children’s disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

You can find out more about Dr. Rande Lazar at Memphis Otolaryngology Consultants.

Sinusitis in Children: Current Management

Chronic sinusitis describes signs and symptoms of sinus lasting more than three months despite medical therapy.  In recurrent acute sinusitis, sufficient change has occurred in the structure of the sinus system to predispose the patient to recurring bouts of sinusitis. Sinusitis is more than merely uncomfortable – it may exacerbate asthma or otitis media, and may cause complications like abscesses or sinus thrombosis.

Opinions about sinusitis and its treatment have been changing over the last decade. Development of new equipment and and instruments has made it possible to address the disease endoscopically. This confluence of events has allowed for the development of functional endonasal sinus surgery, its pediatric success first described by Gross and Lazar in 1989.

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