European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 268, Issue 3, pp 389–392

Endoscopic medial maxillectomy with preservation of inferior turbinate: how do we do it?

  • Juan R. Gras-Cabrerizo
  • Humbert Massegur-Solench
  • Albert Pujol-Olmo
  • Joan R. Montserrat-Gili
  • Joan M. Ademá-Alcover
  • Iñaki Zarraonandia-Andraca
Rhinology

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-010-1347-3

Cite this article as:
Gras-Cabrerizo, J.R., Massegur-Solench, H., Pujol-Olmo, A. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2011) 268: 389. doi:10.1007/s00405-010-1347-3

Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the endoscopic medial maxillectomy technique with preservation of the inferior turbinate in patients affected by maxillary sinonasal inverted papilloma. We retrospectively reviewed the clinical charts and surgical technique in six patients with paranasal sinus inverted papilloma. There were five males and one female, whose mean age at diagnosis was 60 years ranging between 57 and 65 years. No recurrences were diagnosed, and no nasal crusting was evidenced postoperatively. Nasal breathing was satisfying in all cases. Postoperative epistaxis was not observed, and none of the patients refereed to have epiphora after the surgery. This technique has been successfully performed, showing no recurrence to the present and allowing the preservation of a functional inferior turbinate.

Keywords

Inverted Papilloma Medial maxillectomy Inferior turbinate 

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan R. Gras-Cabrerizo
    • 1
  • Humbert Massegur-Solench
    • 1
  • Albert Pujol-Olmo
    • 1
  • Joan R. Montserrat-Gili
    • 1
  • Joan M. Ademá-Alcover
    • 1
  • Iñaki Zarraonandia-Andraca
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck SurgeryHospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain