National Hospital Abuja
Title: External fronto- ethmoidectomy in management of sinus disease; Techniques for maintaining fronto-nasal duct patency
Andrew Imogu completed his medical training at the prestigious Medical School, University of Ibadan, Nigeria (University College Hospital, Ibadan) at the age of 23 years. He specialized in Otolaryngology with the fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons (FWACS), National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (FMCORL) and International College of Surgeons (FICS). He is the immediate past President Otolaryngological Society of Nigeria (ORLSON). Currently he is the secretary, faculty board member, examiner and member of senate- faculty of ORL National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and West African College of Surgeons. He is a Chief Consultant National Hospital, Abuja and Chief Medical Director- Hifi Hospital, Abuja, Nigeria.
External frontoethmoidectomy is an open procedure for removal of disease from the fronto-ethmoidal sinuses complex. The success of this operation can be limited by the common problem of maintaining fronto- nasal duct patency. This paper looks at the relevance of this procedure as a veritable option in contemporary management of sinus disease and the different techniques for maintenance of duct patency to ensure success.
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