IN THE modern literature descriptions of voluminous osteomas of the maxillary region are to be found seldom. Very large osteomas are described in the older literature,1 mainly before the discovery of x-rays. Nowadays the diagnostic means are perfected and enable us to diagnose a tumor much more quickly. The most important diagnostic means for an early diagnosis of the osteoma is, without doubt, the roentgenogram.
The feature of these tumors is a histological benignancy and a slow growth, though this can lead to an invasion, to an injury of the wall of the cavity of the sinus and to a compression of the surrounding organs. Many experienced otolaryngologists never had an opportunity to see, in their many years of practice, an osteoma of the maxillary sinus. In my practice I had only now the opportunity to observe such an osteoma. The director of my department, Dr. A. Sercer, in
CURKOVIC M. OSTEOMA OF THE MAXILLARY SINUSES: Report of a Case. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(1):53–59. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750070070006
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