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Frontal Sinus

Primary carcinoid tumor of the frontal sinus: A case report

October 1, 2010  |  Michael W. Chu, MD, Daniel W. Karakla, MD, FACS, Marc Silverberg, MD, and Joseph K. Han, MD


Carcinoid tumors are rare, indolent, neuroendocrine tumors that are most commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract and lungs. They occasionally develop in the head and neck, either as a primary tumor or, more commonly, as a metastasis. The most common sites of head and neck...

Is it more reasonable to categorize frontal cells on the basis of their location rather than on their type?

September 1, 2010  |  Altan Yildirim, MD


Frontal cells appear in two locations-in the frontal recess and in the frontal sinus. The aim of this study was to analyze the anatomic and clinical differences between the frontal cells at each location. The author reviewed 487 left and right sides of coronal computed...

The use of a lighted guidewire and telescope without fluoroscopy for balloon sinus ostia dilation

August 1, 2010  |  Ken Yanagisawa, MD, FACS, Dewey A. Christmas, MD, Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS, and Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Ecthyma gangrenosum mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised patient

June 1, 2010  |  Adrianna M. Hekiert, MD, Michael B. Cohen, MD, Kathleen T. Montone, MD, James N. Palmer, MD, and Satish Govindaraj, MD


Ecthyma gangrenosum is a rare necrotizing cutaneous infection usually caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We report a case of ecthyma gangrenosum presenting as a sinonasal eschar and mimicking acute invasive fungal sinusitis in an immunocompromised 39-year-old man with a...

Transfistula endoscopic closure of frontocutaneous fistula: A novel approach

January 1, 2009  |  Perumal Gounder Chokkalingam, BSc, FRCS, Ravi Sachidananda, MS, MRCS, Sanjay Verma, MRCS, PhD, Arcot Maheshwar, FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS), and Robert Duncan Roderick, McRae, FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


A fistula of the anterior table of the frontal sinus is an uncommon complication of acute frontal sinus abscess. Various methods to close a frontocutaneous fistula have been described. We present the second reported transfistula endoscopically assisted primary closure of a...

Depressed anterior table fracture: A minimally invasive method of reduction

January 1, 2009  |  Derek K. Hewitt, MD, MPH, Troy D. Scheidt, MD, and Karen H. Calhoun, MD


One-third of frontal sinus fractures are isolated to the anterior table. Traditional approaches to the reduction of an isolated anterior table fracture include the coronal incision, the bilateral brow incision, an endoscopic brow lift with an incision either directly over the...

Prostatic carcinoma metastatic to the paranasal sinuses: A case report

September 1, 2008  |  Borlingegowda Viswanatha, MS, DLO


In the paranasal sinuses, metastatic carcinoma is far less common than primary carcinoma. Metastasis of prostate cancer to the paranasal sinuses is very rare. The author describes a case of prostatic adenocarcinoma that metastasized to the frontal and ethmoid sinuses in a 68-...

CSF rhinorrhea secondary to use of a Mayfield head clamp

July 1, 2008  |  Ioannis Moumoulidis, MD, MRCS and Helen Fernandes, FRCS; Ran De, FRCS


Various complications with use of a Mayfield head clamp have been reported, from minor skin necrosis and lacerations to the more significant extradural hematomas and meningitis. To the best of our knowledge, our report describes for the first time in the medical literature, the...

The use of a telescope in sinus balloon dilation

September 1, 2007  |  Dewey A. Christmas Jr., MD; Joseph P. Mirante, MD, FACS; Eiji Yanagisawa, MD, FACS

Balloon catheter dilation is being used to help improve paranasal sinus ventilation.1,2 Those who teach the technique emphasize the use of the C-arm fluoroscope and the tactile introduction of a sinus guidewire. This is followed by the insertion of the sinus balloon catheter over the...

Pneumosinus dilatans

May 1, 2007  |  Thomas P. Nowlin IV, MD; Daniel J. Hall, MD; Eric B. Purdom, DO; Michael R. Holtel, MD

Cavernous hemangioma of the frontal bone

May 1, 2007  |  Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Fibrous dysplasia of the frontal bone

October 1, 2006  |  John M. Hempel, MD; Petros D. Karkos, MPhil, AFRCSI; Wolfgang J. Issing, MD
Fibrous dysplasia typically occurs in patients between the ages of 5 and 15 years. We report the case of a...


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