CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Laryngorhinootologie 2020; 99(S 02): S56
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1710863

Endoscopic Removal of a Cranial Frontal Sinus Cyst

D Glaser
1   Siloah St. Trudpert Klinikum, HNO-Klinik Pforzheim
O Reichel
1   Siloah St. Trudpert Klinikum, HNO-Klinik Pforzheim
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Introduction Pathologies in the frontal sinus require special tools for endonasal endoscopic sinus surgery or an external surgical approach.

Case presentation A 25 year old female complains about numbness over the right forehead. A CT scan of the paranasal sinuses and a head MRI show a cystic mass in the right cranial frontal sinus. During surgery we gently opened the frontal recess under videoendoscopic control. In the narrowing of the frontal recess we placed a suction tube. Through the lumen of the suction tube a small bronchoscopic grasping forceps was inserted into the frontal sinus. Thus, the frontal sinus cyst was removed successfully under endoscopic vision.

Through combined use of a rigid endoscope and a flexible bronchoscopic grasping forceps we were able to remove minimally invasive a difficult to access frontal sinus cyst.

Publication History

Article published online:
10 June 2020

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