Thursday, February 04, 2010

History of frontal sinus surgery

The first frontal sinus surgical procedure was first described in 1750. Despite more than 2 centuries since the description of the procedure on frontal sinus, the optimal procedure is still not clear. Frontal sinus disease could be highly morbid with the danger of life threatening complications, because of its anatomic proximity to anterior skull base and orbit.
“Surgical treatment of chronic frontal sinusitis is difficult, often unsatisfactory and sometimes disastrous” Ellis 1954.

A brief history of frontal sinus surgery can be accessed from here: 

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