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The hypoplastic maxillary sinus and the orbital floor. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2006 Feb;14(1):35-7

Date

02/10/2006

Pubmed ID

16467636

DOI

10.1097/01.moo.0000193167.39203.42

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hypoplastic maxillary sinus is a relatively rare clinical problem that has a variable presentation. The purpose of this article is to review the recent literature with regard to evaluation and treatment.

RECENT FINDINGS: Most authors suggest that hypoplastic maxillary sinus results from the development of negative pressure resulting from an obstruction of maxillary sinus ventilation. Patients most frequently present with unilateral enophthalmos but some cases may be identified incidentally on imaging studies.

SUMMARY: Hypoplastic maxillary sinus is a rare clinical entity with variable presentation. Evaluation and management are tailored to each individual patient's degree of disease and symptoms.

Author List

Loehrl TA, Hong SH

Authors

Sang Hun Hong MD Assistant Professor in the Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Todd A. Loehrl MD Professor in the Otolaryngology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Diagnosis, Differential
Enophthalmos
Eye Abnormalities
Humans
Maxillary Sinus
Orbit
Syndrome
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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