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August 1935

OSTEOMA OF THE FRONTAL SINUS: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND REPORT OF A CASE PRESENTING EXTENDED INVASION OF THE ORBIT

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
From the Department of Rhinolaryngology, New York Polyclinic Medical School and Hospital.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1935;22(2):154-164. doi:10.1001/archotol.1935.00640030167003
Abstract

Osteoma of the frontal sinus, once rated as an extremely rare finding, has been demonstrated under modern diagnostic methods in a fairly large series of cases. Its interest, however, is in no wise diminished but is rather increased by the revelation of its greater incidence. Despite vast improvement in the surgical handling of such growths, much remains to be learned concerning the best method of treatment. The diagnosis is still difficult, and often long delayed, and the fear of facial disfigurement influences the patient to put off operation as long as possible. All these factors make the accumulation of clinical reports and records of improvement in operative technic extremely important.

HISTORY

Osteoma of the frontal bone has been recognized since ancient times. The growths occur not only in man but in animals as well, particularly in bovines and other ruminants, possibly bearing some relation to the normal horny formations

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