Frontal sinus osteoma removal with the ultrasonic bone aspirator.


Journal Article

Osteomas, the most common skull tumors, are typically excised through either an open or endoscopic ostectomy using a high-speed drill, a technically challenging procedure that can result in injury to adjacent soft tissue structures. Osteoma removal through ultrasonic bone emulsification and aspiration (UBA) offers the advantages of decreased blood loss, preservation of adjacent soft tissue structures, and precise bone removal. UBA was used to successfully remove a forehead osteoma without injury to adjacent nerves and with a satisfactory cosmetic outcome. We describe skull osteoma removal with an ultrasonic bone aspirator, which offers potential advantages over conventional bone removal techniques.

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Cited Authors

  • Ehieli, E; Chu, J; Gordin, E; Pribitkin, EA

Published Date

  • April 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 736 - 737

PubMed ID

  • 22374823

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22374823

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-4995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lary.23202


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States