Endoscopie lothrop procedure: The University of Miami Experience

Roy R. Casiano, Jeffrey A. Livingston

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Over a 2-year period, 21 patients with clinical and radiologic evidence of persistent or recurrent frontal sinusitis who had a prior ethmoidectomy and/or frontal sinusotomy underwent an endoscopie Lothrop procedure. The patients' chief complaints were headaches (13), nasal obstruction and/or purulent rhinorrhea (4), orbital abscess/cellulitis (2), anosmia (I), and cough (I). Preoperative frontal headaches were present in 19 patients. The common frontal ostium remained patent (>50% of intraoperative size) by flexible fiberoptic examination and transillumination 2-24 months postoperatively in 12 of 21 patients (57%). Eighteen of 21 patients (86%) had improved or resolved chief complaints. All but 4 of 19 patients (21%) with preoperative frontal headaches had improved or resolved symptoms. Two patients required additional surgery during the follow-up period. The endoscopie Lothrop procedure is a viable option before frontal sinus obliteration in patients with recurring frontal sinusitis who have failed conventional endoscopie techniques. The surgical technique and results will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Rhinology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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