Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2012

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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the authors' final version prior to publication in Laryngoscope

Volume 122, Issue 4, April 2012, Pages 736-737.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.1002/lary.23202. Copyright © Wiley.

Abstract

Osteomas, the most common skull tumors, are typically excised through either an open or endoscopic ostectomy using a high-speed drill, a technically challenging procedure that can result in injury to adjacent soft tissue structures. Osteoma removal through ultrasonic bone emulsification and aspiration (UBA) offers the advantages of decreased blood loss, preservation of adjacent soft tissue structures, and precise bone removal. UBA was used to successfully remove a forehead osteoma without injury to adjacent nerves and with a satisfactory cosmetic outcome. We describe skull osteoma removal with an ultrasonic bone aspirator, which offers potential advantages over conventional bone removal techniques.

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