Osteoplastic approach to the frontal sinus, unilateral

Kevin C. Welch*

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Disease within the frontal sinus is primarily treated with endoscopic techniques; however, in certain circumstances, the endoscopic approach is insufficient or impractical to treat frontal sinus disease. The osteoplastic approach to the frontal sinus remains a time-honored procedure for treating challenging frontal sinus disease that is inaccessible to endoscopic instrumentation. Disease in the frontal sinus can be subdivided based on its laterality. Elsewhere in this text, the treatment of bilateral disease is discussed. In this article, the authors describe the osteoplastic approach to the frontal sinus for unilateral disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-142
Number of pages5
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010


  • Chronic frontal sinusitis
  • Frontal sinus obliteration
  • Osteoma
  • Osteoplastic flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery

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