Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Solitary Sphenoid Sinus Lesions Katsuhisa Ikeda 1 1Department of Otolaryngology, Tohoku University School of Medicine pp.1103-1107
Published Date 1995/12/20
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1411901275
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Seven cases with solitary sphenoid sinus lesions diagnosed as inflammation, mucocele or carcinoma underwent endoscopic endonasal sinus surgery. Two surgical approaches to the sphenoid sinus were employed through the ethmoid sinus and the supe-rior meatus. Precise diagnosis and anatomical struc-ture of the sphenoid sinus lesions were achieved with the use of CT scan and MRI. It should be emphasized that the anterior bony wall in the infe-rior/medial quadrant is safely entered due to the absence of the important underlying structures. Endoscopic approach to the sphenoid sinus is benefi-cial with excellent visualization and exposure, less surgical stress on patients, and minimal blood loss and operation time.

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