The following cases of external frontal and ethmoid sinus operations, performed at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital since Jan. 1, 1952, are presented in an effort to discover any information from a statistical study which may be useful in future diagnosis and treatment of patients with similar complaints. These cases were selected from operative records; therefore, each case reviewed has had one or more external sinus operations performed over this period. Not included in this group were those patients with malignant tumors that may have involved the frontal and ethmoid sinuses primarily or secondarily. Of the 50 cases presented, 32 are of infectious origin, either acute or chronic sinusitis. The remaining 18 cases consist of 17 frontal sinus mucoceles and 1 case of frontal osteoma. The analysis of these external operative cases, by year, is presented as follows:
The cases of mucocele and sinusitis and the osteoma of
SMATHERS CR. Five-Year Analysis of External Ethmoid and Frontal Sinus Operations. AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1959;70(2):202–206. doi:10.1001/archotol.1959.00730040208008
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