Percutaneous Screws and External Fixation in Frontal Sinus Anterior Wall Fractures


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

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.29, no.5, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000004508
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

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.