frontal sinusitis


Summary: Inflammation of the NASAL MUCOSA in the FRONTAL SINUS. In many cases, it is caused by an infection of the bacteria STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE or HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE.

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  1. Schlosser R, London S, Gwaltney J, Gross C. Microbiology of chronic frontal sinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2001;111:1330-2 pubmed
    To determine bacterial and fungal organisms that are present in patients undergoing surgery for chronic frontal sinusitis.
  2. van Dijk J, Wagemakers M, Korsten Meijer A, Kees Buiter C, van der Laan B, Mooij J. Cranialization of the frontal sinus--the final remedy for refractory chronic frontal sinusitis. J Neurosurg. 2012;116:531-5 pubmed publisher
    Chronic sinusitis can be a debilitating disease with significant impact on quality of life. Frontal sinusitis has a relatively low prevalence, but complications can be severe due to its anatomical location...
  3. Lang E, Curran A, Patil N, Walsh R, Rawluk D, Walsh M. Intracranial complications of acute frontal sinusitis. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2001;26:452-7 pubmed
    Despite advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute frontal sinusitis, there is still significant occurrence of intracranial complications...
  4. Brook I. Bacteriology of acute and chronic frontal sinusitis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2002;128:583-5 pubmed
    ..A total of 20 isolates (1.3 per specimen) were recovered from the 15 cases of acute frontal sinusitis, 16 aerobic and facultative isolates (1.1 per specimen) and 4 anaerobic isolates (0.3 per specimen)...
  5. Scott N, Wormald P, Close D, Gallagher R, Anthony A, Maddern G. Endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure for the treatment of chronic frontal sinusitis: a systematic review. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129:427-38 pubmed
  6. Betz C, Issing W, Matschke J, Kremer A, Uhl E, Leunig A. Complications of acute frontal sinusitis: a retrospective study. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008;265:63-72 pubmed
    Even though being a rare condition in the era of antibiotic treatment, complications of acute frontal sinusitis still pose a potentially life-threatening problem. We present a clinical case series using a combined surgical approach...
  7. Fountas K, Duwayri Y, Kapsalaki E, Dimopoulos V, Johnston K, Peppard S, et al. Epidural intracranial abscess as a complication of frontal sinusitis: case report and review of the literature. South Med J. 2004;97:279-82; quiz 283 pubmed
    Two cases of epidural abscess as a complication of frontal sinusitis are presented. The diagnoses were suspected on the basis of history and were confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography...
  8. Metson R, Sindwani R. Endoscopic surgery for frontal sinusitis--a graduated approach. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2004;37:411-22 pubmed
    Contemporary surgical treatment of patients with frontal sinusitis is based on a graduated approach determined by the patient's history and the extent of disease present...
  9. Hakim H, Malik A, Aronyk K, Ledi E, Bhargava R. The prevalence of intracranial complications in pediatric frontal sinusitis. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2006;70:1383-7 pubmed
    ..Our objective was to determine the prevalence of intracranial complications in pediatric acute frontal sinusitis and to test the claimed association.

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  1. Weber R, Mai R, Hosemann W, Draf W, Toffel P. The success of 6-month stenting in endonasal frontal sinus surgery. Ear Nose Throat J. 2000;79:930-2, 934, 937-8 passim pubmed
    ..We recommend that this type of management be considered in difficult revision cases and before performing an external operation. ..
  2. Xenellis J, Stivaktakis J, Karpeta N, Rologis D, Ferekidis E. Pituitary apoplexy: a pathologic entity from an otolaryngologist's view. ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec. 2003;65:121-4 pubmed
    A case of pituitary apoplexy, which was initially misdiagnosed as 'acute frontal sinusitis', is reported...
  3. Chandra R, Schlosser R, Kennedy D. Use of the 70-degree diamond burr in the management of complicated frontal sinus disease. Laryngoscope. 2004;114:188-92 pubmed
    ..The preliminary study evaluates the safety and efficacy of such minimally invasive approaches...
  4. Chiu A, Vaughan W. Revision endoscopic frontal sinus surgery with surgical navigation. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130:312-8 pubmed
    ..Computer navigational systems appear to serve as a valuable adjunct in preoperative planning and safe intraoperative dissection. ..
  5. Jones H, Trinidade A, Jaberoo M, Lyons M. Periorbital cellulitis, subgaleal abscess and superior sagittal sinus thrombosis: a rare combination of complications arising from unilateral frontal sinusitis. J Laryngol Otol. 2012;126:1281-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Subclinical infection of the sinuses can result in delayed diagnosis and unusual presenting complications...
  6. Katsarava Z, Lehnerdt G, Duda B, Ellrich J, Diener H, Kaube H. Sensitization of trigeminal nociception specific for migraine but not pain of sinusitis. Neurology. 2002;59:1450-3 pubmed
    ..unilateral migraine attacks and 14 age- and sex-matched patients with comparable unilateral headache from frontal sinusitis. Using a nociception-specific blink reflex method (nBR), a facilitation of nBR responses predominantly on ..
  7. Landsberg R, Segev Y, Friedman M, Fliss D, DeRowe A. A targeted endoscopic approach to chronic isolated frontal sinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;134:28-32 pubmed
    Chronic isolated frontal sinusitis occurs infrequently...
  8. Strek P, Zagolski O, Składzień J, Oles K, Hydzik Sobocińska K, Najdzionek D, et al. [Endoscopic treatment of patients with intracranial complications of sinusitis]. Otolaryngol Pol. 2007;61:131-6 pubmed
  9. ur Rehman A, Muhammad M, Moallam F. Pott puffy tumor: a rare complication of sinusitis. Ann Saudi Med. 2013;33:79-80 pubmed publisher
    ..CT with contrast conformed pansinusitis with erosion of frontal bone and abscess. An early recognition of this forgotten complication of sinusitis will help avoid severe neurological sequelae and increased morbidity and mortality. ..
  10. Foy J, Khonsari R, Bertolus C, Espitalier F, Ferron C, Corre P, et al. 'Canalization' of the frontal sinus: a functional approach for the management of post-traumatic sinusitis with lateral bony septa. Report of two cases and long-term follow-up. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016;45:884-6 pubmed publisher
    The patency of the naso-frontal duct is a key issue in the surgical management of chronic frontal sinusitis. Most of the current operative techniques only provide access to the paramedian portions of the frontal sinus...
  11. de Vos G, D Hont G, Ampe W, Depondt M, Kuhweide R, Casselman J, et al. [Orbital involvement of sinusitis]. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1992;46:293-301 pubmed
    ..Four cases are presented. Symptomatology and pathogenesis are reviewed. Diagnostic procedures, especially CT-scan, are discussed and recommendations are given for medical and surgical management. ..
  12. Sergeev S, Gorbunov V, Zenger V. [Alternative approach to recurrent frontal sinusitis treatment]. Voen Med Zh. 2002;323:44-6 pubmed
  13. Wide K, Antila J, Sipilä J, Suonpää J, Parkkola R. Healing results of prolonged acute frontal sinusitis treated with endoscopic sinus surgery. Rhinology. 2002;40:189-94 pubmed
    In a marked part of patients suffering from acute frontal sinusitis, the symptoms do not resolve after initial therapy (antibiotics and/or trephination)...
  14. Ji J, Wang Q, Li Z, Wang T, Jiang M, Tang J. [Application of frontal drill in revision endoscopic frontal sinus surgery]. Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2008;22:924-6 pubmed
    ..The clinical data of 11 adult patients (18 sides) suffering from chronic recurrent frontal sinusitis were analyzed retrospectively...
  15. Todman M, Enzer Y. Medical management versus surgical intervention of pediatric orbital cellulitis: the importance of subperiosteal abscess volume as a new criterion. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;27:255-9 pubmed publisher
    To investigate age and frontal sinusitis as indications for the surgical management of pediatric orbital cellulitis with subperiosteal abscess (SPA) and to create an SPA volume criterion that would favor nonsurgical management...
  16. Stennert E. Rhino-frontal sinuseptotomy (RFS): a combined intra-extra nasal approach for the surgical treatment of severely diseased frontal sinuses. Laryngoscope. 2001;111:1237-45 pubmed
    Frontal sinus surgery is a challenge to those involved in the treatment of recurrent frontal sinusitis. The purpose of this report is to describe the technique and to present the results of a combined endoscopic and external approach to ..
  17. Wormald P. Salvage frontal sinus surgery: the endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure. Laryngoscope. 2003;113:276-83 pubmed
    ..years, the osteoplastic flap with frontal sinus obliteration has been the gold standard for recalcitrant frontal sinusitis. The present series evaluated the role of the endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure, which has recently been ..
  18. Turgut S, Ercan I, Sayin I, Basak M. The relationship between frontal sinusitis and localization of the frontal sinus outflow tract: a computer-assisted anatomical and clinical study. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005;131:518-22 pubmed
    To evaluate the relationship between frontal sinusitis and the localization of the frontal sinus outflow tract medial or lateral to the superior attachment of the uncinate process (UP). A retrospective anatomical and clinical study...
  19. Hatipoglu H, Cetin M, Yuksel E. Concha bullosa types: their relationship with sinusitis, ostiomeatal and frontal recess disease. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2005;11:145-9 pubmed
    ..Bulbous type preferentially drains into the hiatus semilunaris, and extensive into the frontal recess. ..
  20. Masterson L, Leong P. Pott's puffy tumour: a forgotten complication of frontal sinus disease. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009;13:115-7 pubmed publisher
    Osteomyelitis of the frontal bone, otherwise known as Pott's puffy tumour, is a rare complication of frontal sinusitis. The aim of this paper is to illustrate this condition as a separate entity to other causes of supraorbital swelling ..
  21. Kang I, Jung J, Woo J, Cha H, Kim S. The effect of expandable polyvinyl acetate packing for preventing stenosis of the frontal sinus ostium. Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2010;24:392-5 pubmed publisher
    ..A nonrandomized, prospective study of 20 patients with chronic frontal sinusitis was conducted based on the Lund-Mackay scoring system...
  22. Ramey N, Burkat C. Arcanobacterium hemolyticum orbital cellulitis: a rare but aggressive disease. Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013;29:e69-72 pubmed publisher
    ..presentation and course of orbital cellulitis in a young adult resulting from Arcanobacterium hemolyticum frontal sinusitis are presented in detail...
  23. Gumus C, Yildirim A. Radiological correlation between pneumatization of frontal sinus and height of fovea ethmoidalis. Am J Rhinol. 2007;21:626-8 pubmed
    ..001). The presence of a frontal cell or hyperpneumatization of the frontal sinus on CT scan should alert the clinician that there may be a deep fovea ethmoidalis. ..
  24. Kumar Behera S, Patro M, Mishra D, Bal A, Behera B, Sahoo S. Fine needle aspiration in aspergilloma of frontal sinus: a case report. Acta Cytol. 2008;52:500-4 pubmed
    ..Although Aspergillus species are ubiquitous and normally nonpathogenic, they can be opportunistic pathogens in immunocompromised individuals...
  25. Xu Y, Feng Y, Zhu H, Ye H. [Axillary flap approach to the frontal recess in 20 patients]. Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2008;22:927-8 pubmed
    ..Twenty cases with chronic frontal sinusitis underwent surgery with Wormald technique were subjected to this study...
  26. Kubota K, Takeno S, Taruya T, Sasaki A, Ishino T, Hirakawa K. IL-5 and IL-6 are increased in the frontal recess of eosinophilic chronic rhinosinusitis patients. J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017;46:36 pubmed publisher
    Eosinophilic chronic frontal sinusitis is difficult to treat compared with non-eosinophilic sinusitis because of recurring inflammation and polyp formation in the frontal recess after the post-operative follow-up period...
  27. Iwen P, Freifeld A, Sigler L, Tarantolo S. Molecular identification of Rhizomucor pusillus as a cause of sinus-orbital zygomycosis in a patient with acute myelogenous leukemia. J Clin Microbiol. 2005;43:5819-21 pubmed
    ..This report highlights the value of ITS sequencing as a diagnostic tool for the identification of R. pusillus and expands the understanding of infection types caused by this zygomycete. ..
  28. Davis B, Cofer S, Aulino J, Frangoul H, Boulos F, Turner K. Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the frontal sinus mimicking Pott's puffy tumor in a child. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007;137:515-7 pubmed
  29. Ikram M, Akhtar S, Ghaffar S, Enam S. Management of allergic fungal sinusitis with intracranial spread. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008;265:179-84 pubmed
    ..We conclude AFS is a unique form of fungal disease that might mimic anterior skull base and paranasal sinus tumors. Most cases can be successfully managed with transnasal and/or transmaxillary endoscopic techniques. ..
  30. Batra P. Evidence-based practice: balloon catheter dilation in rhinology. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2012;45:993-1004 pubmed publisher
    ..Future studies should include selected control groups, preferably with randomization and validated outcome measures, to determine the efficacy of balloon technology compared with endoscopic sinus surgery. ..
  31. Rogo T, Schwartz R. Pott puffy tumor in a 5-year-old girl with frontal sinusitis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2013;92:E24-6 pubmed
    ..Computed tomography confirmed frontal sinusitis and an epidural abscess...
  32. Benoliel R, Biron A, Quek S, Nahlieli O, Eliav E. Trigeminal neurosensory changes following acute and chronic paranasal sinusitis. Quintessence Int. 2006;37:437-43 pubmed the supraorbital, infraorbital, and mental nerve distributions following acute and chronic maxillary and frontal sinusitis. Seven patients with a total of 14 infected sinuses were included in the study...
  33. Tuon F, Russo R, Nicodemo A. Brain abscess secondary to frontal osteomyelitis. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2006;48:233-5 pubmed
    ..We described a case of frontal osteomyelitis with brain abscess caused by Staphylococcus aureus with improve after needle aspiration and antibiotics to brain abscess for eight weeks and for chronic osteomyelitis for four months. ..
  34. Shirazi M, Silver A, Stankiewicz J. Surgical outcomes following the endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure. Laryngoscope. 2007;117:765-9 pubmed
    ..The most common indication for the procedure was chronic frontal sinusitis and/or formation of mucocele...
  35. Tran K, Beule A, Singal D, Wormald P. Frontal ostium restenosis after the endoscopic modified Lothrop procedure. Laryngoscope. 2007;117:1457-62 pubmed
    ..On the basis of our results, patients with a higher risk for developing restenosis and of having revision surgery can be identified preoperatively and during the early postoperative period to facilitate special postoperative care. ..
  36. Marianowski R, Farragi M, Zerah M, Brunelle F, Manach Y. Subdural empyema complicating a concha bullosa pyocele. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002;65:249-52 pubmed
    ..presence of a concha bullosa pyocele being responsible for the obstruction of ostiomeatal complex leading to frontal sinusitis. Resection of the middle turbinate with a middle meatotomy and a frontal skin incision combined with an ..
  37. Plaza G, Eisenberg G, Montojo J, Onrubia T, Urbasos M, O Connor C. Balloon dilation of the frontal recess: a randomized clinical trial. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2011;120:511-8 pubmed
    ..We sought to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of balloon dilation of the frontal recess in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis of the frontal sinus...
  38. Magnano M, Ferrero V, Morra B, Bussi M. [Orbital and endocranial complications in acute sinusitis in childhood]. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital. 1992;12:565-73 pubmed
  39. Martínez Beneito M, de la Fuente Arjona L, García Callejo F, Mallea Cañizares I, Blay Galaud L, Marco Algarra J. [Subdural empyema of sinus origin caused by Gemella morbillorum, a strange etiology]. Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp. 2002;53:427-30 pubmed
    We present a case of frontal sinusitis complicated with a subdural empyema, in which the identified microorganism was Gemella morbillorum, a frequent host of the aerodigestive tract and occasionally related to infections...
  40. Hendus J, Draf W, Bockmuhl U. [Reconstruction of the frontoorbital frame using split-thickness calvarial bone grafts]. Laryngorhinootologie. 2005;84:899-904 pubmed
    ..The causes of the bone defects were trauma (n = 6), recurrent frontal sinusitis partly with osteomyelitis (n = 4), benigne tumors (n = 2) and malignancies (n = 3)...
  41. Kilsdonk M, van den Hoogen F. [A girl with a swelling on her forehead]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2010;154:A857 pubmed
    ..A 9-year-old girl presented with headache and swelling of her forehead caused by a Pott's puffy tumour. ..
  42. Pajić Penavić I, Danic D, Sauerborn D, Mrzljak Vucinić N. Twenty one months of frontal sinus stenting. Med Glas (Zenica). 2012;9:438-41 pubmed
  43. Coates M, Whyte A, Earwaker J. Frontal recess air cells: spectrum of CT appearances. Australas Radiol. 2003;47:4-10 pubmed
    ..The CT appearances of frontal recess air cells is reviewed. ..
  44. Kuhn F. An integrated approach to frontal sinus surgery. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2006;39:437-61, viii pubmed
    ..The least invasive procedure that can be used should be attempted first, and then, if more is needed, other procedures can be added, either at the same sitting or in subsequent revisions. ..
  45. Close L, Stewart M. Looking around the corner: a review of the past 100 years of frontal sinusitis treatment. Laryngoscope. 2009;119:2293-8 pubmed publisher
    ..particularly those employing endoscopic approaches, have led to improvements in our ability to treat frontal sinusitis. Providing "around the corner" views of the frontal recess, 30 degrees and 45 degrees endoscopes ..
  46. Maeso P, Deal R, Kountakis S. Combined endoscopic and minitrephination techniques in the surgical management of frontal sinus type IV cell disease. Am J Otolaryngol. 2009;30:337-9 pubmed publisher
  47. Goldfarb A, Hocwald E, Gross M, Eliashar R. Frontal sinus cutaneous fistula: a complication of Pott's puffy tumor. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130:490-1 pubmed
  48. Durisin M, Teschner M, Lenarz T, Stover T. [The interesting case -- case no. 65]. Laryngorhinootologie. 2004;83:750-3 pubmed
    Bilateral Osteomyelitis following frontal sinusitis is a rare complication in the antibiotic era...
  49. Uçar C, Ceylan S, Gürbüz D, Savas Y, Huq G. Frontal sinus obliteration by a composite multifractured osteoperiosteal flap: a pilot study. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;63:552-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In this rabbit model, we have shown that more than half of the frontal sinus' cavity can be filled by the neo-osteogenic tissue forming behind the CMOF. ..
  50. Chandy B, Todd J, Stucker F, Nathan C. Pott's puffy tumor and epidural abscess arising from dental sepsis: a case report. Laryngoscope. 2001;111:1732-4 pubmed
    To present an unusual case of two uncommon cranial complications of frontal sinusitis: Pott's puffy tumor and epidural abscess arising from frontal sinusitis of dental origin, and also two systemic complications of sinusitis: septicemia ..
  51. Dispenza C, Saraniti C, Ferrara S, Martines F, Caramanna C, Salzano F. Frontal sinus osteoma and palpebral abscess: case report. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2005;126:49-51 pubmed
    ..The therapy to be preferred is surgery. The authors describe a case of frontal osteoma complicated by frontal sinusitis and palpebral abscess.
  52. Ansari N, Naghdi S, Farhadi M, Jalaie S. A preliminary study into the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on chronic maxillary and frontal sinusitis. Physiother Theory Pract. 2007;23:211-8 pubmed
    ..548; df = 6; p = 0.007; phi value = 0.270). It may be concluded that low-intensity pulsed US has a significant effect on chronic sinusitis and improves patient symptoms in our study group...
  53. Schulze S, Loehrl T, Smith T. Outcomes of the modified endoscopic Lothrop procedure. Am J Rhinol. 2002;16:269-73 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to examine the long-term outcomes of the modified endoscopic Lothrop procedure for the management of the most severe forms of recalcitrant chronic frontal sinusitis.
  54. Kalavagunta S, Reddy K. Extensive maxillary sinus pneumatization. Rhinology. 2003;41:113-7 pubmed
    ..To determine the incidence of variations of maxillary sinus pneumatization especially when it is extensive and the associated anomalies...
  55. Evliyaoglu C, Bademci G, Yucel E, Keskil S. Pott's puffy tumor of the vertex years after trauma in a diabetic patient: case report. Neurocirugia (Astur). 2005;16:54-7 pubmed
    ..It is usually seen as a complication of frontal sinusitis or trauma...
  56. Hwang P, Han J, Bilstrom E, Kingdom T, Fong K. Surgical revision of the failed obliterated frontal sinus. Am J Rhinol. 2005;19:425-9 pubmed
    ..However, endoscopic techniques may be successful in selected cases. We review our experience in surgical revision of failed frontal obliteration and propose a management algorithm...
  57. Waseem M, Khan S, Bomann S. Subdural empyema complicating sinusitis. J Emerg Med. 2008;35:277-81 pubmed
    ..In such cases, delay in diagnosis and treatment may lead to irreparable brain damage or death. We report a case of sinusitis causing a subdural empyema in an otherwise healthy immunocompetent adolescent boy...
  58. Kristin J, Betz C, Stelter K, Berghaus A, Leunig A. Frontal sinus obliteration--a successful treatment option in patients with endoscopically inaccessible frontal mucoceles. Rhinology. 2008;46:70-4 pubmed
    ..This study evaluates non-standardized subjective patient satisfaction- and clinical outcome variables following frontal sinus obliteration with abdominal fat in endoscopically inaccessible mucoceles...
  59. Garvey C. Sinus balloon dilators: one surgeon's experience and proposed indications for their use. Ear Nose Throat J. 2009;88:E12-6 pubmed
    ..In frontal sinus hybrid cases, using the author's proposed surgical algorithm reduces operative time, costs and, in some cases, the need for balloon dilatation. SBDs have limited indications in a select group of patients...
  60. Lin Y, Chen C, Lai J. Post-traumatic fronto-ethmoid osteomyelitis treated with free muscle transfer. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010;63:963-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Adequate debridement complemented with a viable peri-cranial flap would usually prevent the troublesome frontal sinusitis. Nonetheless if recurrent infection involves both the frontal and ethmoid sinuses, local tissues may not ..
  61. Heimgartner S, Eckardt J, Simmen D, Briner H, Leunig A, Caversaccio M. Limitations of balloon sinuplasty in frontal sinus surgery. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2011;268:1463-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In these situations, it is essential to have knowledge of classical functional endoscopic sinus surgery of the frontal recess area. The drawbacks of not including a histopathologic exam should be considered in balloon only procedures...
  62. Spennato P, De Paulis D, Bocchetti A, Michele Pipola A, Sica G, Galzio R. Spontaneous intracranial extradural haematoma associated with frontal sinusitis and orbital involvement. Neurol Sci. 2012;33:435-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The authors report a case of a 12-year-old young girl with a 3-year history of right frontal sinusitis treated urgently for a right frontal extradural hematoma involving the orbit...
  63. Bassiouni A, Wormald P. Role of frontal sinus surgery in nasal polyp recurrence. Laryngoscope. 2013;123:36-41 pubmed publisher
    ..The objectives of this study were to establish patterns of polyp recurrence and evaluate the effect of frontal sinus surgery (Draf 2a vs. Draf 3) on polyp recurrence...
  64. Friedrich J. [Anterior sinusitis: indications for and results of endoscopic surgery]. Acta Otorhinolaryngol Belg. 1992;46:325-9 pubmed
    ..In 20% the quality is poor with suppuration. When suppuration persists, further endoscopic or radical surgery is indicated. In this series, complication rate is low. Endoscopic surgery advantages are discussed...
  65. Hosemann W, Schindler E, Wiegrebe E, Gopferich A. Innovative frontal sinus stent acting as a local drug-releasing system. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2003;260:131-4 pubmed
    ..Modification of the polymer and also of the released pharmaceutical agents may provide future improvements and may allow additional applications of the system in other areas of our surgical specialty...
  66. Wide K, Suonpaa J, Laippala P. Recurrent and prolonged frontal sinusitis. Clin Otolaryngol Allied Sci. 2004;29:59-65 pubmed
    The purpose of the study was to find the factors that predict the prolongation or recurrence of frontal sinusitis, to analyse the results of endoscopic surgery and trephination and also to analyse the value of the clinical estimation ..
  67. Gupta M, El Hakim H, Bhargava R, Burgava R, Mehta V. Pott's puffy tumour in a pre-adolescent child: the youngest reported in the post-antibiotic era. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2004;68:373-8 pubmed
    ..A rare consequence of trauma or frontal sinusitis, it is often an indicator of intracranial complications...
  68. Bannon P, McCormack R. Pott's puffy tumor and epidural abscess arising from pansinusitis. J Emerg Med. 2011;41:616-22 pubmed publisher
  69. Otto K, DelGaudio J. Operative findings in the frontal recess at time of revision surgery. Am J Otolaryngol. 2010;31:175-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Of all the sinuses, the frontal sinus is the most likely to have recurrent obstruction. We evaluated the findings causing frontal recess obstruction at the time of revision surgery...
  70. Gotlib T, Niemczyk K, Balcerzak J, Krzeski A, Held Ziółkowska M. [Draf III procedures: the ENT Department, Medical University of Warsaw experience]. Otolaryngol Pol. 2010;64:40-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Observation period ranged from 4 months to 2 years...
  71. Crocker C, Rings D. Lymphosarcoma of the frontal sinus and nasal passage in a cow. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1998;213:1472-4 pubmed
    ..Primary lymphosarcoma has not been described at this location in cows. Clinically it resembles chronic frontal sinusitis, and trephination may be necessary to differentiate the 2 diseases.
  72. Seyhan T, Ozerdem O. Upper eyelid fistula caused by chronic frontal sinusitis. J Craniofac Surg. 2005;16:171-4 pubmed
    ..A chronic upper eyelid fistula stemming from frontal sinus infection was found in a 21-year-old male patient. The diagnosis and treatment approach to this interesting case that remained undiagnosed for a long time are presented in detail...
  73. Tall A, Ba M, Beketi A, Sy A, Loum B, Thiam A, et al. [Subdural empyema complicating acute frontal sinusitis. Four cases report]. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2005;126:121-6 pubmed
    ..Both drainage of the sinus and intracranial suppuration was performed at the same time surgical procedure and antibiotics administered during 4 weeks...
  74. Pletcher S, Sindwani R, Metson R. The Agger Nasi Punch-Out Procedure (POP): maximizing exposure of the frontal recess. Laryngoscope. 2006;116:1710-2 pubmed
  75. Becker S, Han J, Nguyen T, Gross C. Initial surgical treatment for chronic frontal sinusitis: a pilot study. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2007;116:286-9 pubmed
    The initial surgical treatment for chronic frontal sinusitis is not well defined. Our objective was to determine the effectiveness of anterior ethmoidectomy for chronic frontal sinusitis.
  76. Kieff D, Busaba N. Reformation of concha bullosa following treatment by crushing surgical technique: implication for balloon sinuplasty. Laryngoscope. 2009;119:2454-6 pubmed publisher
    ..To date, no study has been done on the reformation of CB after crushing. We report on the long-term outcome of a series of patients who underwent crushing of their CB and suggest implications for frontal sinus balloon sinuplasty...
  77. Shin J, Choi I, Jung S, Kwon H, Shon W, Moon S. Pott puffy tumor appearing with a frontocutaneous fistula. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23:e158-60 pubmed publisher
    ..During a follow-up 1 year after the surgery, there was no recurrence, and we achieved excellent result from the aesthetic point of view...
  78. Landsberg R, Friedman M. A computer-assisted anatomical study of the nasofrontal region. Laryngoscope. 2001;111:2125-30 pubmed
  79. Kanda M, Yuhki I, Murakami Y, Hasegawa Y, Kanki T. Monostotic fronto-orbital fibrous dysplasia with convulsion--case report. Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2002;42:36-9 pubmed
    ..Signs of meningeal irritation were observed. Computed tomography (CT) showed right frontal sinusitis, and destruction from the inner to outer table with expansion of the diploic space...
  80. Puterman M, Segal N, Nash M, Lieberman A. [Endoscopic management of chronic frontal sinusitis in the Negev population, Israel]. Harefuah. 2004;143:322-6, 392 pubmed
    Chronic frontal sinusitis is a relatively common condition, yet one with potential for complications...
  81. Li Z, Shi G, Zhang S. [A clinic study on treatment of chronic frontal sinusitis with endoscopic surgery and permanent implantation of a place holder]. Lin Chuang Er Bi Yan Hou Ke Za Zhi. 2006;20:1065-8 pubmed
    To investigate the characteristics of chronic frontal sinusitis and to improve the clinical therapeutic efficacy.
  82. Lien C, Weng H, Chang Y, Lin Y, Wang W. Computed tomographic analysis of frontal recess anatomy and its effect on the development of frontal sinusitis. Laryngoscope. 2010;120:2521-7 pubmed publisher
    To use computed tomography to determine the association of frontal recess cells with the development of frontal sinusitis.
  83. Remont L, Betz P, Goffart Y, Hua M. [Clinical case of the month. Sudden orbital cellulitis in the emergency unit]. Rev Med Liege. 2011;66:513-5 pubmed
    We report a case of infectious orbital cellulitis complicating a frontal sinusitis in a seventy-three-year-old patient. The onset of this orbital complication was sudden...
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