Many methods of approach to the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses have been devised for the removal of benign and malignant tumors and for the treatment of suppurative disease of the paranasal sinuses. We shall consider briefly the literature regarding these methods and the method of approach which we have used with satisfaction in certain selected cases in which malignant growth has been found in the nasal cavity but in which there has been little or no roentgenographic evidence of involvement of bone.
In 1893 Jansen,1 considering the treatment of chronic suppuration of the paranasal sinuses, described an incision which curves along the eyebrow around the inner angle of the eye from the supraorbital notch and which permits access to the sinuses. Lynch2 (1924 and 1929), Sewall3 (1926 and 1935) and Luongo4 (1936) gave excellent descriptions of a similar approach which they employed in the treatment of inflammatory conditions. The
HAVENS FZ, THORNELL WC. MALIGNANT TUMORS OF THE NASAL CAVITYREPORT OF EIGHT CASES IN WHICH A FRONTOETHMOID APPROACH WAS EMPLOYED. Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(5):396–401. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020496005
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