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What is Osteoma of the Frontal Sinus?

Description of the disease

Osteoma of the frontal sinus is a benign tumor formed from bone tissue in the area of the frontal sinus.


  • Compact osteoma
  • Osteoma with pneumatisation


Most often, osteoma of the frontal sinus does not manifest itself with symptoms and is usually detected incidentally during X-ray examination.


The causes of the appearance of osteoma of the frontal sinus are not yet clearly established. Some studies associate it with genetic factors.


X-ray and computed tomographic examination are performed to diagnose osteoma of the frontal sinus.


In most cases, osteoma of the frontal sinus does not require treatment, especially if it does not cause any symptoms. In the case of symptoms or the threat of complications, surgical removal of the tumor may be necessary.


Since the causes of osteoma of the frontal sinus are unknown, there is no specific prevention. Regular visits to the doctor for examination can help detect the pathology in time.


To diagnose and treat osteoma of the frontal sinus, you should consult an otolaryngologist or neurosurgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.