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Removal of a Fronto-Ethmoidal Osteoma Using the Sonopet Omni Ultrasonic Bone Curette: First Impressions

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  • Fabio Pagella MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pavia, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy
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  • Georgios Giourgos MD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pavia, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy
    • Georgios Giourgos, MD, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pavia, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, V.le Golgi 19, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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  • Elina Matti MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pavia, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy
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  • Andrea Colombo MD,

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pavia, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy
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  • Paolo Carena MD

    1. Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pavia, Foundation I.R.C.C.S. Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia, Italy
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Abstract

Endoscopic exeresis of sinonasal osteomas usually implicates the use of surgical drills with some disadvantages, as underlined by many authors. A new device that performs an ultrasound bone emulsification has been proposed in recent years for bone removal in various surgical disciplines. In this case report, we present the first clinical ENT experience with this device in removing a fronto-ethmoidal osteoma, and we briefly discuss our impressions.

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