Journal of Rhinology 2003;10(Suppl DB Error: syntax error):64-67.
Published online November 30, 2003.
A Case of Recurrent Frontal Sinusitis due to Bone Wax
Kyung Rae Kim, Seok Hyun Choi, Jin Seok Jung, Suk Joo Cho
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. krkim@hanyang.ac.kr
Abstract
Frontal sinusitis can lead to severe and life-threatening disorders. Complications may involve intracranial structures, orbit and adjacent bone and soft tissue structures. Bone wax has been used since the turn of the century as a mechanical aid to hemostasis following surgical procedures. That it may produce a foreign body giant cell reaction in significant proportion of cases is well known. We experienced a woman who had recurrent frontal sinusitis due to bone wax. She was treated by endoscopic frontal sinusotomy with foreign body removal.
Key Words: Frontal sinusitis;Foreign body




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