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, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


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.