Balloon Sinus Dilation Sleeve Device for Sinusitis Symptoms - Medical / Health Care - Medical Equipment
Sinusitis occurs when the sinus cavities are unable to properly drain mucus, which results in an inflammation of the sinus cavity. The disease is primarily classified into three types: acute, recurrent and chronic.
Acute sinusitis lasts less than four weeks and is often caused by excess or thick mucus. In general, acute sinusitis is treated with medical management.
Recurrent acute sinusitis is characterized by more than four episodes of acute sinusitis per year.
Chronic sinusitis is the most severe form of sinusitis and lasts more than 12 weeks per year. Otolaryngologists further classify their chronic sinusitis patients into those with nasal polyps and those without nasal polyps.
In addition, there are additional sinus conditions, including:
Barosinusitis: a swelling or inflammation of the lining of one or more of the sinuses due to a change in air pressure. Sinogenic headache (also known as sinus headache): persistent or recurring headaches as a result of mucosal contact points within the nasal cavity.