Treatment of pediatric sinusitis

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2003 Apr;50(2):413-26. doi: 10.1016/s0031-3955(03)00027-0.


The successful management of RS in children relies on careful diagnosis, recognition of causative factors, and judicious yet adequate antibiotic usage. Refractory cases will require surgical therapy, with adenoidectomy as the first-line intervention and ESS reserved for those cases refractory to adenoidectomy. This overall approach will improve quality of life and prevent complications in children with RS.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Otorhinolaryngologic Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Sinusitis / diagnosis
  • Sinusitis / etiology
  • Sinusitis / therapy*


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacterial Vaccines