[Resection of frontal ethmoid sinus osteomas with nasal endoscopy].
ABSTRACT To evaluate the effect of resection of frontal ethmoid sinus osteomas with nasal endoscopy.
Eighteen cases of frontal ethmoid sinus osteoma from 2005 to 2008 were enrolled in our study, including 8 cases of frontal sinus osteomas, 6 cases of ethmoid osteomas and 4 cases of frontal sinus osteomas extending to ethmoid sinus. Seventeen cases were treated by an endoscopic approach alone, and one case treated by a combined endoscopic and an external approach.
All cases were resected completely without complications. The preoperative symptoms disappeared without recurrence within the follow-up periods, ranging from 6 months to 3 years.
Most frontal ethmoid sinus osteomas can be resected with nasal endoscopy aided by extra nasal incision in some cases.