What is Osteoplastic flap?

What is Osteoplastic flap?

Background The osteoplastic flap provides access to pathology of the frontal sinus and is often performed with obliteration, which can result in significant long-term complications. Objective To describe the authors’ approach to osteoplastic flap without obliteration.

What is frontal flap sinus procedure?

The bicoronal flap remains the most widely used external procedure for gaining access to the frontal sinus. The incision is made from a point anterior to the ear near the attachment of the helix in a coronal fashion posterior to the hair margin to the opposite ear (Figure 1).

What is Draf III?

A Draf III, also known as a Modified Lothrop Procedure (MEL) is a surgical procedure designed to open the frontal sinuses very widely.

What does Osteoplastic mean?

the formation of bone
of or relating to the formation of bone.

What is osteoplastic craniotomy?

Osteoplastic decompressive craniotomy is an effective method of treating brain oedema when the degree of expansion does not require decompressive craniectomy.

What is draf surgery?

The Draf IIc is a surgical option in cases of chronic or recalcitrant frontal sinus diseases, including unilateral or bilateral obstruction, where access to the ipsilateral frontal recess is limited or favorable anatomy allows drainage with reduced manipulation of an uninvolved side.

What is a Lothrop procedure?

The modified Lothrop procedure or frontal sinus drill-out is a completely intranasal technique that creates a common frontonasal communication to allow drainage and ventilation of the chronically infected frontal sinus. It is an effective alternative to the classic frontal sinus obliteration.

What does osteoplastic craniotomy mean?

: a surgically excised portion of the skull folded back on a hinge of skin to expose the underlying tissues (as in a craniotomy)

What is the meaning of Osteoplasty?

Definition of osteoplasty : plastic surgery on bone especially : replacement of lost bone tissue or reconstruction of defective bony parts.

Is ethmoidectomy safe?

Endoscopic ethmoidectomy is a valid, safe procedure in experienced hands.

Is endoscopic sinus surgery painful?

Pain: You should expect some nasal and sinus pressure and pain for the first several days after surgery. This may feel like a sinus infection or a dull ache in your sinuses. Extra-strength Tylenol is often all that is needed for mild post-operative discomfort.