The sphenoid sinuses are located in an area just behind the sphenoid bone of the skull. When your sinusitis symptoms start to affect this area, your condition is severe. If you are looking for a solution to this sphenoid sinusitis, balloon sinuplasty can help.
Symptoms of Sphenoid Sinusitis
The sphenoid sinuses are located deep within the nasal cavities. There could be plenty of reasons that your sphenoid sinusitis symptoms have reached this far. Prolonged treatment has been known to make sinusitis symptoms worse. Also, some medicines are less effective at preventing sinusitis symptoms, and never completely resolve the issue.
Sphenoid sinusitis presents some of the same symptoms found in any other form of sinusitis. Usually this condition present
s itself as a pain occurring at the top of the head or the back of the neck. Since this part of the sinus is hard to reach, it cannot be easily infected. However, once the sphenoid sinuses are infected, one should seek help from a medical professional.
The sphenoid sinuses are close to the optic nerve, and the condition can cause neurological damage. The optic nerve is responsible for relaying visual information from the retina to the brain. If left untreated, the condition can caused blurred vision and painful headaches.
Due to its location, it is difficult for most doctors to detect sphenoid sinusitis. Some require blood and sweat sample to identify if any lingering bacteria and fungus is in the sinuses. The best way to determine if someone has the condition is to perform a CT Scan.
With the sphenoid sinuses being so close to the optic nerve, balloon sinuplasty is an ideal and effective procedure for treating this condition.
The balloon catheter used is minimally invasive. Traditional sinusitis surgery uses tools to cut the sinuses, which risks damaging the optic nerve. However, balloon sinuplasty remolds the walls of the sinuses, rather than cutting them. Not only do you receive relief from your sinusitis symptoms, but you can do it with little risks.