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2022 Mar 23

Am J Otolaryngol



Trans-superior meatal surgery: A targeted approach for isolated posterior ethmoid diseases.


Tran L V, Nguyen H T, Psaltis A, Senior B
Am J Otolaryngol. 2022 Mar 23; 43(3):103425.
PMID: 35339774.


Surgical treatment for posterior ethmoid diseases has historically been performed through a trans-ethmoid approach which usually required medialization of the middle turbinate, a middle meatal antrostomy and total ethmoidectomy. This can destabilize the basal lamella of the middle turbinate and also sacrifices the integrity of ostiomeatal complex and the healthy bulla if the patient has the disease only in the posterior ethmoid sinus. The aim of this study is to present of a novel minimally disruptive approach for the management of isolated posterior ethmoid diseases.