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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

Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography:
Graphic Anatomy

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.

Author Information

From the Department of Otorhinolarthology (J. J. Ludwick), Department of Radiology (K. H. Taber, A. Sarna, L. A. Hayman), Department of Psychiatry (K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), and Herbert J. Frensley Center for Imaging Research (K. H. Taber, L. A. Hayman), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, U.S.A.

Address correspondence to Dr. L. A. Hayman, Baylor College of Medicine, 1 Baylor Plaza, Houston TX 77030-3498, U.S.A. E-mail:

© 2002 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.