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World J Radiol. Aug 28, 2011; 3(8): 199-204
Published online Aug 28, 2011. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v3.i8.199
Table 1 American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery criteria for chronic rhinosinusitis
Major criteriaMinor criteria
Purulence in nasal cavityHeadache
Facial pain, pressure, congestion, fullnessFever (all nonacute)
Nasal obstruction, blockage, discharge, purulenceHalitosis
Fever (acute rhinosinusitis only)Fatigue
Hyposmia/anosmiaDental pain
Ear pain and fullness
Table 2 Indications for functional endoscopic sinus surgery
Chronic sinusitis refractory to medical treatment
Recurrent acute sinusitis
Nasal polyposis
Antrochoanal polyps
Sinus mucoceles
Excision of selected tumors
Cerebrospinal fluid leak closure
Orbital decompression (e.g. Graves ophthalmopathy)
Optic nerve decompression
Choanal atresia repair