Seth M. Pransky, MD, is Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. He earned his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. His postgraduate training included a residency in otolaryngology from the University of Pennsylvania and a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Pransky is on the speaker’s bureau for ArthroCare and receives grant funds for research.
Explore this issue:November 2007
Seth M. Pransky, MD, shares his perspective regarding the appropriate indications for surgical intervention for children with chronic sinusitis.
When a pediatric patient presents with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis and rhinitis, my modus operandi is to assess the patient, review the history, and provide medical treatment as indicated. However, patients not responding to aggressive medical management treatments may require further evaluation, and some may be candidates for surgical intervention.