'Medial maxillectomy' for lateral nasal wall neoplasms

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991 Jul;117(7):751-6. doi: 10.1001/archotol.1991.01870190063013.


Lateral rhinotomy and "medial maxillectomy," an en bloc resection of the medial maxillary sinus, ethmoid sinus with the lamina papyracea, medial orbital floor, and lacrimal fossa-duct, have been advocated for lateral nasal wall neoplasma. Experience with 35 (of 41) patients followed up at least 30 months (median, 57 months) postoperatively is reported. There was a 9% recurrence for benign tumors and 15% for malignant neoplasms, the latter only in the patients with nonmelanoma malignant neoplasms not receiving postoperative radiotherapy. The most frequent complications were cavity crusting, epicanthal scarring, and epiphora.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Ethmoid Bone / surgery
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Maxillary Sinus / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Nose Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Nose Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Osteotomy
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed