Percutaneous Screws and External Fixation in Frontal Sinus Anterior Wall Fractures

URALOĞLU M. , Ural A., LİVAOĞLU M. , Karacal N.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.29, sa.5, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 29 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/scs.0000000000004508


Fractures of the frontal sinus are frequently encountered injuries of maxillofacial fractures. The most common causes are traffic accidents, followed by sports-related injuries. There is still no consensus regarding the optimal management of frontal sinus fractures. The authors report a patient with depressed anterior wall fracture of the frontal sinus and superior orbital rim fracture. Reduction was performed by traction from 2 screws applied percutaneously to the depressed fragments and external fixation with an aluminum nasal splint. This technique is both minimally invasive and permits easy fixation in suitable patients.