Endoscopic view of secretion transport in the maxillary sinus following a long-term inferior meatal antrostomy

August 10, 2012
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It is important to remove any obstruction of the natural ostium of the maxillary sinus or the ethmoid infundibulum because maxillary sinus secretions will be transported toward the natural ostium even when a previously placed large and patent inferior meatal antrostomy is present.


A 55-year-old man presented with a history of right-sided nasal congestion. He was complaining of a bad odor from his nose. He had been treated repeatedly with antibiotics over a 3-month period by his family doctor. He had no facial pain or upper toothache. Of note was that he had a history of nasal and sinus surgery on the right side 18 years previously.

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 August;91(8):312-316