Frontoethmoid Osteoma Operated by Combined Approach: A Case Report

  • Vasant Gangadhar Pawar
  • Manu S. BabuEmail author
  • Suresh Kumar Tarachand Jain
  • Dharmendra K. Rai
  • Supriya G. Gaware
Clinical Report


Osteoma is the most common benign neoplasm of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Despite their size, (osteomas can often reach several centimeters) they most often remain asymptomatic. Generally conservative treatment is recommended for asymptomatic osteomas, while symptomatic osteomas should be resected. As the frontal sinus is commonly affected, most surgical approaches mainly concentrate on resection of osteoma by external route endoscopic instruments offer an alternative approach to sinus surgery, enabling closer and more direct visualization of the anatomy, avoiding damage to surrounding structures as well as avoiding an external scar. In this article we describe a combined approach i.e. osteoplastic flap technique combined with endosocopic resection of a frontoethmoid osteoma. With proficient use of this method, complete removal of such tumours can be achieved with minimal morbidity.


Osteoma Frontoethmoid Conservative treatment Osteoplastic flap Endoscopic resection 



The work and the case report are not funded by any institution or agency.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from the individual participants included in the study. Additional informed consent was obtained from the participant for whom identifying information is included in this article.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OtorhinolaryngologyGovernment Medical CollegeAurangabadIndia

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