Tumors in the frontal sinuses are not elaborately discussed by modern text-books on surgery. The diagnosis of this pathologic condition can not be well established until marked deformity is present. Kikuze published, in 1888, a list of 54 cases in which tumors had been removed from the frontal sinuses, and of this number 18 died of sepsis, but the writer has not had access to any tabulated lists showing results of operations done in the last twelve years. In the face of a mortality of 33 per cent., it is obviously important that operations should be performed early in the history of the disease— as soon as the diagnosis can be made. These neoplasms may be either benign or malignant, and the osteomata are the growths most commonly met with in this location. They may attain to considerable size and sometimes undergo necrosis, and on account of the proximity of
HAMILTON WD. GROWTHS IN THE FRONTAL SINUS.TWO CASES; OPERATION; RECOVERY.. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(4):246–247. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470040024001h
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