Craniofacial resection for tumors of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses

Head Neck Surg. 1986 Jul-Aug;8(6):429-35. doi: 10.1002/hed.2890080606.


The craniofacial approach for resection of tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses is well established, as are its advantages over previous methods of treatment. The technique has been considerably modified, resulting in an operation that combines excellent access, a sound oncologic resection with excellent cosmesis, and low postoperative morbidity for conditions associated hitherto with an extremely poor prognosis. The 7-yr experience of 60 patients is presented. Results suggest improved survival in a group of patients who are potentially curable by this procedure, while in those with extensive disease good palliation is achieved. In addition, large benign tumors that would previously have been considered inaccessible can be resected. Its many advantages recommend it as the treatment of choice for tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses.

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery*
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / surgery*
  • Child
  • Ethmoid Sinus / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasal Cavity / surgery
  • Nose Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Osteotomy / methods
  • Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Time Factors