Volume 60, Issue 3 (14 2002)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2002, 60(3): 227-233 | Back to browse issues page

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Sadeghi M, Sadrhosseini M, Ghorbani J. Maxillary sinus atelectasis report of two cases. Tehran Univ Med J. 2002; 60 (3) :227-233
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Maxillary sinus atelectasis is a rare and relatively unknown disease. Most patients present with non-sinonasel complaints. Negative intracavitary pressure due to ostial obstruction is suggested as the most probable etiology. Two patients with sinus atelectasis are presented in this paper: Case 1 presented with enophthalmus and maxillary sinus opacity and atelectasis in imaging. Endoscopic uncinectomy and midle antrostomy was done for this patient. Case 2 presented with mid-facial deformity and depression. Caldwel-Luc procedure with inferior meatal antrostomy was done. In 1 year follow up, they were asymptomatic and with no deterioration of facial deformity.
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