Endoscopic medial maxillectomy

  • Kelly Cunningham
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
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  • Kevin C. Welch
    Address reprint requests and correspondence: Kevin C. Welch, MD, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Ave, Maywood, IL 60153
    Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
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      Historically, neoplastic processes of the lateral nasal wall and maxillary sinus have been treated with external procedures. Advances in endoscopic sinus surgery have enabled some of these same disease processes to be treated using endoscopic techniques. Endoscopic medial maxillectomy may be used as an alternative to more invasive external approaches while maintaining similar cure rates. In this article, the authors describe the endoscopic medial maxillectomy for neoplastic diseases involving the maxillary sinus.


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