Anatomic variations of the frontal sinus

Anatomic variations of the frontal sinus

Author Ponde, J. M. Google Scholar
Metzger, P. Google Scholar
Amaral, G. Google Scholar
Machado, M. Google Scholar
Prandini, M. Google Scholar
Institution Escola Bahiana Med
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Introduction: Minimally invasive approaches are increasing in popularity. We have undertaken an anatomic and radiological study of the frontal sinus that is frequently involved in the super-cilliary minicraniotomy used to access the parasellar region.Objective: We wanted to evaluate the prevalence and morphological characteristics of the frontal sinus in a certain population sample.Methods: 98 randomly assigned individuals were subjected to CT examinations. the antero-posterior diameter, sagittal diameter, transverse diameter and total volume of the frontal sinus were calculated.Results: the frontal sinus tended to be larger in males than in females with the exception of the transverse diameter (p < 0.10).Conclusion: Knowledge of the anatomic variations of the frontal sinus is important in surgical approaches through the superciliary arc in order to avoid complications such as infections and CSF fistula.
Keywords frontal sinus
minimally invasive
Language English
Date 2003-02-01
Published in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. Stuttgart: Georg Thieme Verlag Kg, v. 46, n. 1, p. 29-32, 2003.
ISSN 0946-7211 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Georg Thieme Verlag Kg
Extent 29-32
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000181855100006

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