Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2014 Oct;57(10):657-663. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2014.57.10.657.

Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery

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

Abstract

Surgery on the frontal sinus or frontal recess remains a challenge for rhinologist because of its variability and complex anatomy. Its location, relatively complex and narrow frontal recess also make visualization difficult and predispose it to stenosis. Significantly, serious complications are possible due to the anterior ethmoidal artery, orbit and anterior cranial fossa. An understanding of frontal sinus and frontal recess anatomy is essential to perform endoscopic frontal sinus surgery. This paper examines frontal sinus anatomy and then variable procedures of endoscopic frontal sinus surgery. The selection of less invasive procedure as possible after assessment of the patient's history, diagnostic endoscopy, and the CT scan makes successful endoscopic treatment of frontal sinus diseases.

Keyword

Endoscopic sinus surgery; Frontal recess; Frontal sinus
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