The hybrid lid crease approach to address lateral frontal sinus disease with orbital extension

Jonathan C. Kopelovich, Meredith S. Baker, Andrea Potash, Lajja Desai, Richard C. Allen, Eugene H. Chang*

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Objective: This study aimed to describe the hybrid lid crease approach in conjunction with functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for lateral frontal sinus disease with orbital extension. Study Design: Retrospective case review. Methods: Patients undergoing hybrid lid crease approach with FESS for frontal sinus disease were reviewed retrospectively. Surgical indications consisted of inverting papilloma with extension into the frontal sinus (n = 1) and frontal sinus mucocele (n = 2). Inclusion criteria included presence of disease in the lateral frontal sinus with extension into the orbital space and erosion of the superior orbital rim. Preoperative and postoperative parameters included complete ophthalmologic exam, endoscopic exam, and computed tomography scan. Results: We were able to access the frontal sinus and orbit in all 3 cases and address sinus pathology of the lateral frontal sinus and orbit using the lid crease approach with FESS. All patients had improvement in ophthalmologic symptoms and interval disease resolution and were satisfied with their postoperative lid crease incision. Conclusion: The lid crease approach offers direct access to the frontal sinus with minimal dissection through a well-hidden incision. In our case series of lateral frontal sinus pathology with orbital extension, the hybrid lid crease approach with FESS allowed complete eradication of disease without recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)826-830
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Endoscopic
  • Frontal sinus
  • Inverted papilloma
  • Lid crease
  • Mucocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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