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Article
January 1952

FIBROUS DYSPLASIA OF FACIAL BONES AND PARANASAL SINUSES

Author Affiliations

NEWARK, N. J.
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Illinois College of Medicine.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1952;55(1):43-54. doi:10.1001/archotol.1952.00710010050007
Abstract

THE SUBJECT of this paper is the relationship of the paranasal sinuses and fibrous dysplasia. It is likely that all the paranasal sinuses may be involved by fibrous dysplasia, although, to my knowledge, there is no complete case report concerning the sphenoid sinus. Only Mayer1 mentions the x-ray findings of the sphenoid sinus in a patient who apparently suffered from fibrous dysplasia. However, since the sphenoid sinus is not as easily accessible as the other sinuses, it is likely that it has not infrequently escaped clinical investigation. This, however, does not indicate that fibrous dysplasia necessarily originates in any of the sinuses. Several authors emphasize that the disease prefers the membrane bones of the face. The ethmoid sinus and the sphenoid sinus, however, develop in a bone which is preceded by cartilage. At present, it cannot be stated whether or not in fibrous dysplasia of the ethmoid sinus the

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