Executive Editor: Daniel Buchbinder General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: S Fusetti, B Hammer, R Kellman, C Matula, EB Strong, Co-author: A Di Ieva

Skull base & Cranial vault - Frontal sinus, frontal recess

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Glossary

Frontal recess enlarge

While frontal sinus obliteration is a treatment option, endoscopic sinus surgery techniques can be used to open the frontal recess from below. This is a highly specialized technique reserved for surgeons with extensive experience in traditional endoscopic sinus surgery.

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With this approach careful follow up is essential. The patient should be educated as to what symptoms to look for and a follow up scan should be obtained within 6 weeks to 3 months.

v1.0 2011-05-14