Frontal sinus models and onlay templates in osteoplastic flap surgery.

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Summary of "Frontal sinus models and onlay templates in osteoplastic flap surgery."

Objective:Precise delineation of the extent of frontal sinus pneumatisation is a crucial step in osteoplastic flap frontal sinus surgery. The authors present a novel method of achieving this objective.Methods:First, models of the frontal area are generated using three-dimensional printing based on pre-operative computed tomography image data. These models are then used to create an onlay template of the frontal sinus, which is used intra-operatively.Results:In a series of 10 patients undergoing osteoplastic flap frontal sinus surgery, the described frontal sinus templates were consistently accurate to within 1 mm.Conclusion:Frontal sinus templates are potentially useful adjuncts to current techniques employed to guide frontal sinus surgery.

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Otolaryngology Department, Nottingham University Hospitals, UK.

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Name: The Journal of laryngology and otology
ISSN: 1748-5460
Pages: 1-4

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