Osteoma of the ethmofrontal sinus

Case report

Adebayo A. OlumideNeurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Adebayo A. FajemisinNeurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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Adelola AdeloyeNeurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery and Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

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✓ An unusually large osteoma of the ethmofrontal sinus is described, and the related literature is briefly reviewed. The authors believe frontal exploration is necessary in cases of extensive osteomas of the frontal sinus.

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