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Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
Graphic Anatomy

A Computed Tomographic Guide to Endoscopic Sinus Surgery: Axial and Coronal Views

Ludwick, James J.; Taber, Katherine H.; Manolidis, Spiros; Sarna, Achal; Hayman, L. Anne

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to correlate endoscopic surgical procedures in the sinuses with computer tomographic (CT) scans. Twelve commonly performed procedures were color-coded on a set of normal coronal and axial CT scans. The illustrated procedures are uncinectomy/antrostomy, anterior ethmoidectomy, posterior ethmoidectomy, sphenoidotomy, partial inferior turbinectomy, partial middle turbinectomy, septoplasty, frontal recess approach, dacrocystorhinostomy, orbital decompression, optic nerve decompression, and medial maxillectomy. Drainage of a medial orbital abscess is discussed but not illustrated. A brief description of the indications, surgical approach, and complications of each procedure is also provided.

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

 

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