Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
January 2000

Surgical Treatments for Symptomatic Chronic Frontal Sinusitis

Author Affiliations

Karen H.CalhounMD


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Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000;126(1):101-102. doi:10.1001/archotol.126.1.101

The author has made an admirable attempt to address the presented hypothesis. He has sufficiently reviewed the different surgical procedures currently applied to the treatment of symptomatic frontal sinusitis, and he presents arguments pro and con for the various procedures. He notes that there are definite indications for an osteoplastic flap procedure with obliteration, and few knowledgeable, experienced sinus surgeons would disagree with him. However, arguments beyond this leave room for much discussion. Indeed, it is not possible to adequately discuss this basic hypothesis in a short communication. Those conversant with the many current presentations on the frontal sinuses are aware of this.

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