J Rhinol.  2003 Nov;10(1, 2):64-67.

A Case of Recurrent Frontal Sinusitis due to Bone Wax

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. krkim@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

Frontal sinusitis can lead to severe and life-threatening disorders. Complications may involve intracranial structures, orbit and adjacent bone and soft tissue structures. Bone wax has been used since the turn of the century as a mechanical aid to hemostasis following surgical procedures. That it may produce a foreign body giant cell reaction in significant proportion of cases is well known. We experienced a woman who had recurrent frontal sinusitis due to bone wax. She was treated by endoscopic frontal sinusotomy with foreign body removal.

Keyword

Frontal sinusitis; Foreign body

MeSH Terms

Female
Foreign Bodies
Frontal Sinus*
Frontal Sinusitis*
Giant Cells, Foreign-Body
Hemostasis
Humans
Orbit
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