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December 1989

Superior Rhinotomy for En Bloc Resection of Bilateral Ethmoid Tumors

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115(12):1463-1466. doi:10.1001/archotol.1989.01860360065019

• Ethmoid sinus neoplasms have traditionally been associated with a poor prognosis. Their advanced stage at presentation and proximity to vital structures have made them difficult to treat. Bilateral ethmoidal tumors impinging on or actively infiltrating the cribriform plate have been particularly resistant to cure. We have used the superior rhinotomy in conjunction with a bifrontal craniotomy in three patients to effect an en bloc resection of both ethmoid labyrinths and cribriform plate in an oncologically acceptable fashion.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1989;115:1463-1466)

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