oa South African Medical Journal - Surgical treatment of the sinus by the external route



1. The occlusion of the frontal sinus cavity with such materials as fat or others is descriptionbed. 2. The osteo-periosteal flap technique is used in this operation, with an improvement over other similar practices. 3. The treatment of the other sinus through the intersinal septum can be done without any difficulty. 4. In cases of fracture or fissure of the cribriform plate (ethmoidal fissure or fracture) with cranial hydrorrhea, we are of opinion that this operation offers the simplest means of approach for surgical treatment to this area and it is easier and less dangerous than the intracranial route used by neuro-surgeons.


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