Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 27. Sinuses
The following lists the most common conditions of aeromedical significance, and course of action that should be taken by the examiner as defined by the protocol and disposition in the table. Medical certificates must not be issued to an applicant with medical conditions that require deferral, or for any condition not listed that may result in sudden or subtle incapacitation without consulting the AMCD or the RFS. Medical documentation must be submitted for any condition in order to support an issuance of an airman medical certificate.
Acute or Chronic
|Sinusitis, intermittent use of topical or non-sedating medication||All||Document medication, dose and absence of side effects||Responds to treatment without any side effects - Issue|
|Severe-requiring continuous use of medication or effected by barometric changes||All||Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report||Requires FAA Decision|
|Benign - Cysts/Polyps||All||If no physiologic effects, submit documentation||Asymptomatic, no observable growth over a 12-month period, no potential for sinus block - Issue|
|Malignant||All||Submit all pertinent medical information and current status report||Requires FAA Decision|