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Type: Journal article
Title: Planning for the canine fossa trephination approach
Author: Tewfik, M.
Wormald, P.
Citation: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2010; 21(2):150-154
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 1043-1810
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Marc A. Tewfik, Peter-John Wormald
Abstract: Complete removal of polyps and thick mucus from the severely diseased maxillary sinus is key in allowing the resolution of symptoms. The canine fossa trephination (CFT) procedure is a highly effective means of clearing diseased material from all areas of the maxillary sinus and is especially useful in patients with Sampter's triad and fungal sinusitis. However, many surgeons have failed to adopt this technique for fear of its potential complications. Numerous technical refinements have been developed in recent years, significantly reducing the rate of adverse outcomes following the CFT. This article describes the steps involved in performing the CFT, with an emphasis on the avoidance of complications. © 2010 Elsevier Inc.
Keywords: Canine fossa
Trephination
Technique
Complications
Maxillary sinus
Rights: Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.otot.2010.06.001
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