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S Fusetti, B Hammer, R Kellman, C Matula, EB Strong, A Di Ieva

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Daniel Buchbinder

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Observation (and when indicated frontal sinus endoscopy)

1. Treatment

While frontal sinus obliteration is a treatment option, endoscopic sinus surgery techniques can be used to open the frontal recess from below. This is a highly specialized technique reserved for surgeons with extensive experience in traditional endoscopic sinus surgery.

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With this approach careful follow up is essential. The patient should be educated as to what symptoms to look for and a follow up scan should be obtained within 6 weeks to 3 months.

Frontal recess

2. Aftercare following frontal sinus endoscopy

Following frontal sinus endoscopy, careful follow up is essential. The patient should be educated as to what symptoms to look for and a follow up scan should be obtained within 6 weeks to 3 months.