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Sinuscopy is the method of sinus observation using a sinuscope that is inserted trans-nasally. A sinuscope is a narrow tube with a built in camera. Sinuses are the air cavities of the cranial bones near the nose region and forehead. By observing the sinus, it is possible to diagnose problems and treat them properly. Sinuscopy plays an important role in pre and post operative management in sinusitis.

In the past, doctors used to approach the sinuses with external incisions, but with the advancement in technology, operations are now done through the nose. The advantages of this endoscopic method is the ability to visualize all of the sinuses, the ability to clean all polyps, controlling bleeding is easier, better results, fast post-operative recovery, and a minimum post-operative stay.

Humans have four pairs of sinus cavities. There is the frontal sinus (forehead), maxillary sinus (behind the cheeks), ethmoid sinuses (between the eyes), and the sphenoid sinus (deep behind the ethmoids). These cavities are typically described as a unit and are termed the paranasal sinuses. The functions of the sinuses include humidifying and warming inspired air. The sinuses increase voice resonance, and decrease the weight of the skull. A primary advantage of the sinuses is that they serve as buffers against facial trauma as well.

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