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Journal of Korean Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2008;9(1):35-37.
2 Cases of Pneumosinus Dilatans.
Young Cheon Na
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Wonkwang University, School of Medicine, Jeonbuk, Korea. ycnadr@hanmail.net
Pneumosinus Dilatans consists of an abnormal dilatation of the paranasal sinuses which contain air only and lined by normal mucosa. It is a rare condition, the etiology of which is unclear. A 16 year old male complained frontal bossing which developed slowly. Simple X-ray and CT showed abnormal distension of frontal sinus. Another 19 year old male complained slowly growing left cheek mass. Simple X-ray and CT showed abnormal distension of anteromedial wall of maxillary sinus. In view of the cosmetic appearance, operations were performed. Distended sinuses walls were removed and reconstructed using Medpore(R). I report 2 cases of pneumosinus dilatans which developed in frontal and maxillary sinuses and the literature reviewed.
Keywords: Pneumosinus dilatans; Frontal sinus; Maxillary sinus
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