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Rivista Italiana di Chirurgia Maxillo-Facciale 2002 April;13(1):51-5

Copyright © 2003 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

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Pneumosinus dilatans. Description of a case

Calvelli C. 1, Cortelazzi R. 2, D’Agostino A. 3, Cassaro M. 4, Ferrari F. 3, Nocini P. F. 3

1 ENT Department, University of Verona, Verona 2 School of Maxillofacial Surgery University of Bari, Bari 3 School of Maxillofacial Surgery University of Verona, Verona 4 Division of Maxillofacial Surgery S. Chiara Hospital, Trento


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The ­authors pro­pose ­the ­use of a par­tic­u­lar sur­gi­cal tech­nique in ­the treat­ment of a ­young ­patient suf­fer­ing ­from Pneumosinus dil­a­tans, a ­rare pathol­o­gy char­ac­ter­ised by an abnor­mal ­increase in ­the vol­ume of ­one or ­more sin­u­sal cav­ities of ­the ­bones of ­the ­facial ­mass. In ­this ­patient, ­the pathol­o­gy ­had ­caused a sig­nif­i­cant ­increase in ­the fron­to-gla­bel­lar prom­i­nence ­and a ­very pro­nounced fron­to-­nasal ­angle. A cor­o­nal ­approach to ­the fron­tal ­region fol­lowed by oste­ot­o­my of ­the ante­ri­or fron­tal ­wall togeth­er ­with “­star” ostec­to­my restrict­ed to ­the ­extra-cra­ni­al com­part­ment ­was ­employed to ­restore ­the eumor­phism of ­the ­supra-orbi­tal set­ting ­and to ­reduce sig­nif­i­cant­ly ­the exces­sive prom­i­nence of ­the fron­tal ­bone, ­with sat­is­fac­to­ry ­final aes­thet­ic ­results.

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