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July 1951

OSTEOMA OF THE MAXILLARY SINUSES: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

ZAGREB, YUGOSLAVIA

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, State Hospital, Dr. Ante Sercer, Director.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1951;54(1):53-59. doi:10.1001/archotol.1951.03750070070006
Abstract

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

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