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An abnormally enlarged frontal sinus - a case of pneumosinus dilatans

Lazar Jelev, Yuliyan Kartelov, Alexandar Iliev, Alexandar Alexandrov, Dimitar Nikolov, Atanas Hristov, Stanislav Hristov, Dimka Hinova-Palova, Adrian Paloff

Abstract

During routine autopsy of a 62-y-old female cadaver, an unusually enlarged frontal sinus was observed. The sinus was abnormally over-developed in both width and height, as the sinus cavity spreads deeply into the frontal tubera. Numerous septa divided the sinus cavity. Because of the obvious dilation of the frontal sinus and the lack of localized bone destruction and hyperostosis, a rare condition called `pneumosinus dilatans` probably occurs in this interesting case.

Keywords

frontal sinus; abnormal; pneumosinus dilatans

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v45i0.859

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Lazar Jelev
Medical University of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

Yuliyan Kartelov
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of anatomy, histology and embryology

Alexandar Iliev
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of anatomy, histology and embryology

Alexandar Alexandrov
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of forensic medicine and deontology

Dimitar Nikolov
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of forensic medicine and deontology

Atanas Hristov
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of forensic medicine and deontology

Stanislav Hristov
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of forensic medicine and deontology

Dimka Hinova-Palova
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

Adrian Paloff
Medical university of Sofia
Bulgaria

Department of Anatomy, Histology and Embryology

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