International Journal of Anatomy and Research

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Type of Article: Original Research

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1620-1623

Date of Publication: 31-12-2015



Sarita Choudhary *1, Navbir Pasricha 1, Garima Sehgal 2, S. Siddiqui 1, Sachin Khanduri 3, Mrinal Ranjan Srivastava 4, Madhusudan Prasad 5, R S Bedi 6.

*1 Department of Anatomy, Era's Lucknow College & Hospital, Sarfarazganj, Lucknow, India.
2 Department of Anatomy, KGMU, Lucknow, India.
3 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Era's Lucknow College & Hospital, Sarfarazganj, Lucknow, India.
4 Department of Community Medicine, Era's Lucknow College & Hospital, Sarfarazganj, Lucknow, India.
5 Department of pathology, IQ city medical college, Durgapur W.B.
6 Saraswati Dental College, lucknow, India.

Address: Dr. Sarita Choudhary, Department of Anatomy, Era's Lucknow College & Hospital, Sarfarazganj, Hardoi-Road, Lucknow- 226003, India.


Aim:The paranasal sinuses are subject to large variety of lesions. Congenital malformations  and normal anatomic variations are important in this region To find out prevalence of frontal sinus aplasia in normal healthy population and to discuss its clinical importance.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional analysis is performed on CT scans of head & neck region of patients visiting Radio-diagnosis Department of Era’s Lucknow Medical College.
Results: Frontal sinus aplasia was observed in 6.6% of target population.
Conclusion: It is important for surgeons to be aware of variations in sinuses that may predispose patients to increased risk of intraoperative complications and help avoid possible complications and improve success of management strategies.
KEY WORDS: Frontal Sinus, Diploic Space, Aplasia, Meatus, Ostium, Frontal Recess, Ethmoid Infundibulum, Ethmoidal Air Cell.


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Sarita Choudhary, Navbir Pasricha, Garima Sehgal, Mohammed S. Siddiqui, Sachin Khanduri, Mrinal Ranjan Srivastava, Madhusudan Prasad, R S Bedi. APLASIA OF FRONTAL SINUS: CT STUDY. Int J Anat Res 2015;3(4):1620-1623. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2015.237




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