Osteomas of the maxillofacial district: endoscopic surgery versus open surgery.

@article{Castelnuovo2008OsteomasOT,
  title={Osteomas of the maxillofacial district: endoscopic surgery versus open surgery.},
  author={Paolo G Castelnuovo and Valentino Valentini and Filippo Giovannetti and Maurizio Bignami and Andrea Cassoni and Giorgio Iannetti},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={1446-52}
}
Maxillofacial district osteomas are benign lesions with very slow growth. The most frequent localization is the frontal sinus, about 57% of all paranasal cavity osteomas; less frequently, they can be located in the ethmoidal sinus or sphenoidal and maxillary. Etiology has not completely clarified yet; nevertheless, there are 3 main pathogenetic theories: osteogenic, traumatic, and infective. Open procedures represent the gold standard, but there is still an unsolved debate for the best… CONTINUE READING

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