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In some cases, patients may require additional sinus surgery in Houston. This is not common and usually occurs in patients with nasal polyps or nasal tumors.
Revision surgery may be more complex due to a change in the overall anatomy after surgery or by scar tissue formation. It’s performed when there is persistent nasal obstruction after a prior surgery. This is mostly due to persistent deviation of the septum at the area of the nasal valve, the most narrow part of the nasal airway.
An image guidance CT scan is usually necessary prior to this type of procedure. This type of CT scan produces image data that can be loaded onto a specialized computer system used in the operating room. This system allows tracking of instruments during the surgery, mapping them onto the CT scan in real time much like a GPS system. This provides an added level of safety to the surgical procedure.
The discomfort of this surgery is often less than the initial surgery.