ethmoid bone

Summary

Summary: A light and spongy (pneumatized) bone that lies between the orbital part of FRONTAL BONE and the anterior of SPHENOID BONE. Ethmoid bone separates the ORBIT from the ETHMOID SINUS. It consists of a horizontal plate, a perpendicular plate, and two lateral labyrinths.

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  1. Maione L, Benadjaoud S, Eloit C, Sinisi A, Colao A, Chanson P, et al. Computed tomography of the anterior skull base in Kallmann syndrome reveals specific ethmoid bone abnormalities associated with olfactory bulb defects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013;98:E537-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Kallmann syndrome (KS) is characterized by congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) and an impaired sense of smell related to defective development of the olfactory system...
  2. Schick B, Steigerwald C, el Rahman el Tahan A, Draf W. The role of endonasal surgery in the management of frontoethmoidal osteomas. Rhinology. 2001;39:66-70 pubmed
    ..We favour the osteoplastic frontal sinus approach with coronal incision if an external approach is required to achieve tumour resection with the best aesthetic results...
  3. Lachanas V, Koutsopoulos A, Hajiioannou J, Bizaki A, Helidonis E, Bizakis J. Osteoid osteoma of the ethmoid bone associated with dacryocystitis. Head Face Med. 2006;2:23 pubmed
    Osteoid osteomas (OO) are small, benign osteoblastic lesions. Ethmoid bone OO has been very rarely reported so far.
  4. Hrishikesh K, Narlawar R, Deasi S, Aniruddha K, Maheshwari S. Case report: Aneurysmal bone cyst of the ethmoid bone. Br J Radiol. 2002;75:916-8 pubmed
    ..Very few cases of ABC of the paranasal sinuses have been reported in the literature. We present MRI findings of ABC of the ethmoid sinus in a 19-year-old male...
  5. Naraghi M, Kashfi A. Endonasal endoscopic resection of ethmoido-orbital osteoma compressing the optic nerve. Am J Otolaryngol. 2003;24:408-12 pubmed
    ..This approach could be judiciously used in large ethmoido-orbital osteomas in selected cases...
  6. Elwany S, Medanni A, Eid M, Aly A, El Daly A, Ammar S. Radiological observations on the olfactory fossa and ethmoid roof. J Laryngol Otol. 2010;124:1251-6 pubmed publisher
    ..To establish normative dimensions for the depth of the olfactory fossa, the length and angulation of the lateral lamella of the cribriform plate, and the height of the ethmoid roof, in adult males and females...
  7. Márquez S, Tessema B, Clement P, Schaefer S. Development of the ethmoid sinus and extramural migration: the anatomical basis of this paranasal sinus. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2008;291:1535-53 pubmed publisher
    ..The combination of anatomical, evolutionary, and clinical perspectives provides an important strategy for gaining insight into the complexity of these sinuses...
  8. Wright E, Bolger W. The bulla ethmoidalis: lamella or a true cell?. J Otolaryngol. 2001;30:162-6 pubmed
    ..The anterior ethmoidal region, including the bulla ethmoidalis, is the most common area addressed during functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Therefore, a detailed understanding of the bulla is essential for safe and effective surgery...
  9. Sargent L. Nasoethmoid orbital fractures: diagnosis and treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007;120:16S-31S pubmed
    ..This organized approach has proven effective in restoring preinjury appearance. Early diagnosis combined with the aggressive surgical techniques described will optimize results and minimize the late posttraumatic deformity...

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  1. Onerci T, Ayhan K, Ogretmenoglu O. Two consecutive cases of cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea after septoplasty operation. Am J Otolaryngol. 2004;25:354-6 pubmed
    ..Prevention of the CSF fistula in septoplasty is more important than its treatment. Realizing the anatomic variations and gentle manipulation at the ethmoid roof is essential...
  2. Yanagisawa E, Mirante J, Christmas D. Endoscopic view of the posterior ethmoid artery. Ear Nose Throat J. 2004;83:217-8 pubmed
  3. Wolff J, Sandor G, Pyysalo M, Miettinen A, Koivumäki A, Kainulainen V. Late reconstruction of orbital and naso-orbital deformities. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2013;25:683-95 pubmed publisher
    ..New technologies from computer-guided surgical planning and additive manufacturing technology produce passive fitting implants tailored for patient-specific needs. ..
  4. Sugie M, Ihihara K, Nakano I, Kawamura M. Infectious aneurysm of the intracavernous carotid artery occurring concomitantly with sphenoid sinusitis; an autopsy case report. J Neurol Sci. 2009;278:115-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first detailed clinico-pathological study of an infectious aneurysm in the intracavernous internal carotid artery occurring concomitantly with sphenoiditis...
  5. Diba R, Saadati H, Esmaeli B. Outcomes of dacryocystorhinostomy in patients with head and neck tumors. Head Neck. 2005;27:72-5 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in patients with head and neck tumors...
  6. Castaño Duque C, Monfort L, Muntane A, de Miquel M, Pons Irazazabal L, López Moreno J. [Trans-ethmoid meningocele diagnosed in adults. Description of one case]. Rev Neurol. 1997;25:230-3 pubmed
    ..The transetmoidal can be a cause of rhinorrhea. The CT scan study of anterior fosa is a good method for diagnostic of this pathology, however, the IRM is the election method...
  7. Reiche W, Komenda Y, Schick B, Grunwald I, Steudel W, Reith W. MR cisternography after intrathecal Gd-DTPA application. Eur Radiol. 2002;12:2943-9 pubmed
    ..This MR investigation provides excellent depiction of CSF spaces and pinpoints CSF fistulae...
  8. Paiva W, de Andrade A, Amorim R, Figueiredo E, Teixeira M. Brainstem injury by penetrating head trauma with a knife. Br J Neurosurg. 2012;26:779-81 pubmed publisher
    ..We have highlighted the unusual diagnosis, proximity of vascular structures, the technique used in the treatment and the good outcome of the injury...
  9. Tuncbilek G, Isci E. Traumatic evulsion of the globe: a very rare complication of maxillofacial trauma. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19:313-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We reviewed and discussed the literature of traumatic evulsion of the globes in maxillofacial traumas...
  10. Olszewski R, Frison L, Wisniewski M, Denis J, Vynckier S, Cosnard G, et al. Reproducibility of three-dimensional cephalometric landmarks in cone-beam and low-dose computed tomography. Clin Oral Investig. 2013;17:285-92 pubmed publisher
    ..The absorbed dose levels for radiosensitive organs in the maxillofacial region during exposure in both 3D-CT protocols were also assessed...
  11. Muenscher A, Tesche S, Kutta H, Grundmann T. [Primary involvement of the eye without the typical sinus symptoms]. HNO. 2006;54:468-71 pubmed
  12. Alameda Y, Busquets J, Portela J. Anterior skull base cerebrospinal fluid fistulas in Puerto Rico: treatment and outcome. Bol Asoc Med P R. 2009;101:29-33 pubmed
    ..Endonasal endoscopic surgery of the anterior skull base has become the standard procedure for the repair of most these fistulas...
  13. Evrard I, Gruyer X, Desse P, Francois A, Marie J, Dehesdin D, et al. [Spheno-ethmoidal rhinoscleroma. Report of a case and review of the literature]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 1998;115:85-8 pubmed
    ..Immunocytochemistry is used in any suspicious case with a negative culture. Antibiotics are the mainstay of therapy for several weeks, using ciprofloxacine or rifampicin, until the nasal biopsies demonstrated no Klebsiella organism...
  14. Yilmazlar S, Saraydaroglu O, Korfali E. Anatomical aspects in the transsphenoidal-transethmoidal approach to the optic canal: an anatomic-cadaveric study. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2012;40:e198-205 pubmed publisher
    ..Determining anatomic landmarks during a transsphenoidal-transethmoidal approach to the optic canal region is of critical importance...
  15. Bellamy J, Mundinger G, Reddy S, Flores J, Rodriguez E, Dorafshar A. Le Fort II fractures are associated with death: a comparison of simple and complex midface fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2013;71:1556-62 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate whether complex midface fractures have a greater association with death and intracranial injury than simple midface fractures...
  16. Smith T, Rossie J, Cooper G, Schmieg R, Bonar C, Mooney M, et al. Comparative microcomputed tomography and histological study of maxillary pneumatization in four species of new world monkeys: the perinatal period. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2011;144:392-410 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that pneumatization in Saimiri is suppressed by an inward growth trajectory of the orbits, relatively large posterior dentition, and a correspondingly compressed nasal region...
  17. Khalifa B. Extent of resection of the lamina papyracea in medial subperiosteal abscess. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;145:161-4 pubmed publisher
    ..To compare the surgical outcomes of minimal and wide resections of the lamina papyracea in cases with medial subperiosteal abscess...
  18. Weber J, Nauck C, Creutz U, Al Zain F, Pusch C. Fronto-ethmoidal encephalocele in a historical skull with artificial deformation and no signs of chronic elevated intracranial pressure. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2008;150:1107-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the intentional deformation of skulls does not lead to chronic elevated intracranial pressure and mental retardation...
  19. Güldner C, Zimmermann A, Diogo I, Werner J, Teymoortash A. Age-dependent differences of the anterior skull base. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;76:822-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study aimed to analyze the relevant parameters with special regard to age-dependent differences...
  20. Saetti R, Silvestrini M, Narne S. Ethmoid osteoma with frontal and orbital extension: endoscopic removal and reconstruction. Acta Otolaryngol. 2005;125:1122-5 pubmed
    ..A CT scan performed 6 months postoperatively showed good ventilation of the sinonasal cavity and effective reconstruction of the medial orbital wall...
  21. Origitano T, Petruzzelli G, Vandevender D, Emami B. Management of malignant tumors of the anterior and anterolateral skull base. Neurosurg Focus. 2002;12:e7 pubmed
    ..The authors describe an institutional experience in performing 54 combined anterior-anterolateral cranial base resections for malignant disease...
  22. McDonald S, Robinson P, Nunez D. Radiological anatomy of the anterior ethmoidal artery for functional endoscopic sinus surgery. J Laryngol Otol. 2008;122:264-7 pubmed
    ..Where they could be identified, the relationship of these structures with the vertical height of the skull base, and their distance from an anterior landmark, were measured...
  23. Young P, Rice D. Management of a type II nasoethmoid orbital fracture and near-penetration of the intracranial cavity with transnasal canthopexy. Ear Nose Throat J. 2007;86:344-7, 360 pubmed
  24. Souza S, Souza M, Gregório L, Ajzen S. Anterior ethmoidal artery evaluation on coronal CT scans. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2009;75:101-6 pubmed
    ..The anterior ethmoidal artery (AEA) is an important point for frontal and ethmoid sinuses surgery. CT scans can identify landmarks to help the surgeon find the AEA...
  25. Ozcan C, Duce M, Gorur K. Choanal polyp originating from the cribriform plate. J Craniofac Surg. 2010;21:806-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The prognosis after the surgery is good, and recurrence rate is low. Herein, we present a case of a CP originating from the cribriform plate with its radiologic and surgical findings...
  26. Cevidanes L, Heymann G, Cornelis M, DeClerck H, Tulloch J. Superimposition of 3-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography models of growing patients. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2009;136:94-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate a new method for superimposition of 3-dimensional (3D) models of growing subjects...
  27. Takahashi Y, Kakizaki H, Nakano T. Accessory ethmoidal foramina: an anatomical study. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;27:125-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To examine the distances between the anterior lacrimal crest and the anterior, posterior, and accessory ethmoidal foramina and the optic canal in adult cadavers...
  28. Bhandarkar N, Mace J, Smith T. The impact of osteitis on disease severity measures and quality of life outcomes in chronic rhinosinusitis. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2011;1:372-8 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study we sought to determine if osteitis negatively impacts quality-of-life (QOL) or clinical outcomes following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)...
  29. Martínez Mañas R, Rey M, Gastón F. Aggressive psammomatoid ossifying fibroma. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2002;111:466-8 pubmed
  30. Wang T, Han D, Zhou B, Cui S, Fan E, Li Y. [Histopathologic study of the ethmoid bone in chronic sinusitis]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2006;86:1183-6 pubmed
    To investigate the histopathologic study of the ethmoid bone in chronic sinusitis (CRS) and the role of bone pathology in the pathogenesis of CRS.
  31. Nemes I, Pácz M, Rothy A, Erményi I, Kocsis C. [Primary, definitive treatment of the nasoethmoidorbital-midface-frontobasal injuries in the maxillofacial practice]. Orv Hetil. 2009;150:1983-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our fundamental aim is the reduction of the patients' operative load, their nursing time and the enhancement of our operative results...
  32. Kienstra M, Van Loveren H. Anterior skull base fractures. Facial Plast Surg. 2005;21:180-6 pubmed
    ..This article reviews current techniques for evaluation and management of the associated sinonasal, orbital, and neurologic sequelae of anterior skull base injuries...
  33. Faulkner H, Sandeman D, Love S, Likeman M, Nunez D, Lhatoo S. Epilepsy surgery for refractory epilepsy due to encephalocele: a case report and review of the literature. Epileptic Disord. 2010;12:160-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Epilepsy patterns associated with encephalocele and their management are reviewed...
  34. Carrillo J, Celis M, Cano A, Barrera J, Rivas Leon B. [Use of median fronto-naso-orbital flap to decrease the incidence of complications in patients undergoing craniofacial resection]. Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2002;53:585-96 pubmed
    ..A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the results in terms of morbidity, mortality, function and aesthetics using a median fronto orbital flap (MFOF)...
  35. Berger G, Eviatar E, Kogan T, Landsberg R. The normal uncinate process: histology and clinical relevance. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;270:959-64 pubmed publisher
  36. Riehm S, Pénisson L, Charpiot A, Schultz P, Veillon F, Debry C. [CT imaging of the anterior ethmoidal artery: anatomic correlation]. J Radiol. 2008;89:229-33 pubmed
    ..To identify the anterior ethmoidal artery (AEA) of a skull specimen on CT prior to transnasal endoscopic surgical management of anterior epistaxis...
  37. Feng J, Zhao N, Zhao J, Rabie A, Shen G. Orthopedic protraction of the maxilla may affect cranial base synchondroses indicated by increased expressions of growth factors. Orthod Craniofac Res. 2012;15:62-70 pubmed publisher
    ..To examine the biological adaptation of cranial base synchondroses (CBS) when the maxilla was forward positioned by orthopedic force...
  38. Follmar K, Baccarani A, Das R, Erdmann D, Marcus J, Mukundan S. A clinically applicable reporting system for the diagnosis of facial fractures. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007;36:593-600 pubmed
    ..Adoption of this reporting system should improve communication between emergency medicine physicians, radiologists and surgeons...
  39. Mazlout O, Dfouni N, Ladeb M, Becker M. [Aneurysmal bone cyst of the ethmoid bone]. J Radiol. 2005;86:948-50 pubmed
    ..Only 5 cases of ABC of the ethmoid bone have been reported in the literature. Plain radiographs are not specific...
  40. Wang R, Zou Y, Han D, Zhang W. [Pneumatization of perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone and mucocele]. Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Ke Za Zhi. 2003;38:279-81 pubmed
    To find out the prevalence of pneumatization of perpendicular plate of the ethmoid bone, and to discuss the diagnosis and management of perpendicular plate mucocele (nasal septal mucocele).
  41. Suga H, Sugawara Y, Uda H, Kobayashi N. The transconjunctival approach for orbital bony surgery: in which cases should it be used?. J Craniofac Surg. 2004;15:454-7 pubmed
    ..The transconjunctival approach is best indicated in cases with an orbital medial wall fracture because it provides much easier access than any cutaneous approach...
  42. Gu X. [Advances in theory and practice of oral and maxillofacial trauma surgery in the past three years]. Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2004;39:19-21 pubmed
  43. Agrifoglio A. [Surgical anatomy of the middle meatus and ethmoid]. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1992;46:253-61 pubmed
    ..A simple and logical scheme of the ethmoid bone is presented...
  44. Day N, Mainardi J, Malinvaud D, Bonfils P. [Bacteriological study of ethmoid specimens from patients with nasal polyposis after ethmoidal surgery]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2009;126:196-202 pubmed publisher
    ..To compare the bacteriological and clinical findings in ethmoid specimens from patients with nasal polyposis after radical ethmoidal surgery...
  45. Habu M, Niiro M, Toyoshima M, Kawano Y, Matsune S, Arita K. Transethmoidal meningoencephalocele involving the olfactory bulb with enlarged foramina of the lamina cribrosa--case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2009;49:269-72 pubmed
    ..Basal cephalocele should be considered in a patient with recurrent rhinorrhea and intracranial infections, even in the absence of any apparent anomaly...
  46. Wealthall R. In vitro regulation of proliferation and differentiation within a postnatal growth plate of the cranial base by parathyroid hormone-related peptide (PTHrP). J Cell Physiol. 2009;219:688-97 pubmed publisher
    ..These results provide the first functional evidence that PTHrP regulates proliferation and differentiation within the postnatal, cranial growth plate. J. Cell. Physiol. 219: 688-697, 2009. (c) 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  47. Lee W, Kim H, Chung S. Relationship between small-size medial orbital wall fracture and late enophthalmos. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20:75-80 pubmed publisher
    ..In conclusion, medial orbital wall fracture whose defect area is 0.55 cm or more requires operation...
  48. Männchen R. A critical evaluation of the pitchfork analysis. Eur J Orthod. 2001;23:1-14 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that the pitchfork analysis is not sufficiently sensitive to distinguish between the skeletal and dental effects of orthodontic treatment...
  49. Roux F, Lauwers F, Oucheng N, Say B, Joly B, Gollogly J. Treatment of frontoethmoidal meningoencephalocele in Cambodia: a low-cost procedure for developing countries. J Neurosurg. 2007;107:11-21 pubmed
    ..The authors developed a low-cost humanitarian program with the goals of treating frontoethmoidal MECs, ensuring careful postoperative follow-up, and teaching Khmer surgeons how to treat these malformations...
  50. Erylmaz A, Dursun E, Saylam G, Gocer C, Dagli M, Korkmaz H. Endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy with or without ethmoidectomy. Kulak Burun Bogaz Ihtis Derg. 2007;17:90-5 pubmed
    ..We evaluated endoscopic transnasal sphenoidotomy (ETNS) with or without ethmoidectomy in patients with inflammatory sphenoid sinus disease (ISSD)...
  51. Ibrahim A, Magdy E, Eid M. Endoscopic endonasal multilayer repair of traumatic ethmoidal roof cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;76:523-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this study is to present our experience in management of pediatric traumatic ethmoidal roof CSF leaks using a multilayer repair technique via an endoscopic approach...
  52. Bayram M, Sirikci A, Bayazit Y. Important anatomic variations of the sinonasal anatomy in light of endoscopic surgery: a pictorial review. Eur Radiol. 2001;11:1991-7 pubmed
    ..These structures were as follows: course of the anterior ethmoidal artery; roof of the ethmoid; lamina papyracea; uncinate process; optic nerve; and internal carotid artery...
  53. Ishino T, Yajin K, Takeno S, Furukido K, Hirakawa K. Establishment of osteoblast culture from human ethmoidal sinus. Auris Nasus Larynx. 2003;30:45-51 pubmed
    ..This study evaluates the development and establishment of an osteoblasts culture system derived from human ethmoidal sinus as an initial step toward verifying this hypothesis...