Hydroxyapatite-based frontal sinus obliteration

      Despite advances in endoscopic sinus surgery, indications for frontal sinus obliteration continue to exist. Hydroxyapatite cement obliteration offers the benefit of cosmetic restoration of the forehead in addition to obliteration of the sinus. Our technique for hydroxyapatite frontal sinus obliteration is detailed here.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Sailer H.F.
        • Grats K.
        • Kalaverzos N.D.
        Frontal sinus fractures: principles of treatment and long term results after sinus obliteration with lyophilized cartilage.
        J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 1998; 26: 235-242
        • Costantino P.D.
        • Friedman C.D.
        • Jones K.
        • et al.
        Experimental hydroxyapatite cement cranioplasty.
        Plast Reconstr Surg. 1992; 90: 174-185
        • Costantino P.D.
        Synthetic biomaterials in soft tissue augmentation and replacement in the head and neck.
        Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 1994; 27: 223-262
        • Melroy C.T.
        • Dubin M.G.
        • Hardy S.M.
        • Senior B.A.
        Analysis of methods to assess frontal sinus extent in osteoplastic flap surgery: transillumination versus 6-ft Caldwell versus image guidance.
        Am J Rhinol. 2006; 20: 77-83
        • Barone C.M.
        • Jimenez D.F.
        • Boschert M.T.
        • Beckert B.W.
        BoneSource solidification: a comparison between water and sodium phosphate as the solvent.
        J Craniofac Surg. 2000; 11: 495-497
        • Petruzzelli G.J.
        • Stankiewicz J.A.
        Frontal sinus obliteration with hydroxyapatite cement.
        Laryngoscope. 2002; 112: 32-36