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Article
September 1940

OSTEOMA OF THE MAXILLARY SINUS: REPORT OF A CASE

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SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Otolaryngol. 1940;32(3):499-505. doi:10.1001/archotol.1940.00660020503007
Abstract

As a general medical problem, osteoma of the nasal accessory sinuses is not a common condition. In most cases it originates in the frontal or ethmoid sinuses. An osteoma of the maxillary sinus is rare and for this reason, if no other, is of especial interest.

In 19381 I reviewed this subject in detail. In the present paper I should like to emphasize some of the more important points and offer additions from the literature compiled since that time. I want also to report another case which has come under my observation.

An osteoma is a more or less encapsulated, bony tumor, attached to the bone from which it arises. It may displace the surrounding structures mechanically but does not invade by cellular extension and does not metastasize. An osteoma should not be confused with a simple inflammatory exostosis, syphilitic exostosis or leontiasis ossea. Osteomas vary considerably in size and

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