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February 1984

Endoscopy of Paranasal Sinuses

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Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(2):137-138. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800280071027

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This is a "how-to" book and deserves careful consideration by every otolaryngologist who treats diseases of the paranasal sinuses. This book addresses the techniques of direct endoscopic examination and photography of the maxillary, frontal, and sphenoid sinuses.

The subject is not new. The first work was begun before 1901. Some 70 years later, the technology of optics had advanced sufficiently to make sinus endoscopy practical outside a research environment. (A minor disappointment is the sketchy treatment given to the enabling technology. Admittedly this is a monograph on a clinical technique, but one's curiosity is left unsatisfied by simple references to glass-rod conductors and Hopkins optics.)

In this short book, the author describes an examination technique of the paranasal sinuses that is well within the ability of the practicing otolaryngologist. Even more to his credit, his descriptions and diagrams are so complete that the reader need not consult additional references to

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