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Article
October 1944

REMOVAL OF A FRONTAL OSTEOMA AND CORRECTION OF THE DEFECT WITH A TANTALUM IMPLANT

Author Affiliations

MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(4):295-298. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020371009
Abstract

In February 1943, a 22 year old white man, while on active duty in North Africa, noticed a slight bulging of his right eye. This was associated with intermittent mild frontal headaches and what he thought was a failing of vision in the right eye. At this time he experienced an infection of the upper respiratory tract; the right upper and lower eyelids became markedly edematous, and the anterior margin of the right frontal sinus was quite tender. This attack subsided rather promptly with conservative local intranasal treatment. Subsequent examinations revealed the eye to be still proptosed and the condition gradually progressing.

Fig. 1.—Preoperative views of the patient with osteoma of the right frontal sinus.

There was no history of trauma or of chronic sinus disease.

Examination at the hospital at which I am stationed showed the vision in both eyes to be 20/20, and there was ability to

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