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What Is an Ethmoidectomy?

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Updated October 11, 2010

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What Is an Ethmoidectomy?

The Ethmoid Sinus

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Definition: An ethmoidectomy is a surgical procedure in which tissue from the ethmoid sinus cavity is removed. The procedure is usually used to treat chronic sinusitis.

Ethmoidectomy is often done in a same day surgical center and is often done in conjunction with other ENT procedures, such as sub-mucousal resections, maxillary anastrostomies, and nasal septal deviation repair.

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