Posterior frontal sinus erosion following chronic sinusitis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Long standing severe bronchiectasis and sinusitis for review

Patient Data

Age: 50
Gender: Male

This patient has a syndrome of chronic sinusitis requiring surgical intervention and marked bronchiectasis.  Soft tissue changes in the right frontal sinus with minimal expansion so not a gross mucocoele but definite bony defect in the posterior wall due to chronic inflammation.

Case Discussion

This patient has chronic bronchiectasis and sinusitis requiring surgical intervention.  The bone erosion posteriorly in the right frontal sinus is concerning as there is a risk of fistula if the dura is breached with development of pneumocranium and/or meningitis

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Case Information

rID: 30169
Case created: 23rd Jul 2014
Last edited: 4th Oct 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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