Innovations in Endonasal Sinus Surgery in Children

Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2019 Oct;52(5):875-890. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2019.06.003. Epub 2019 Jul 26.


Although there have been many advances in new tools and procedures for endonasal sinus surgery in children, the management and care for pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis has remained relatively unchanged. However, there have been advances in skull base surgery and tumor removal and new knowledge about perioperative concerns in children. This article discusses the role and risks of endoscopic sinus surgery, the use of balloon sinuplasty in children, management of complicated rhinosinusitis, and advances in skull base tumors and choanal atresia repair.

Keywords: Anesthesia; Balloon sinuplasty; Rhinosinusitis; Sinus computed tomography; Skull base; Subperiosteal abscess.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / methods
  • Child
  • Choanal Atresia / surgery
  • Chronic Disease
  • Endoscopy / methods
  • Humans
  • Nasal Surgical Procedures / trends*
  • Paranasal Sinuses / surgery*
  • Rhinitis / surgery*
  • Sinusitis / surgery*
  • Skull Base Neoplasms / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed