A simplified approach for the reduction of specific closed anterior table frontal sinus fractures

Meiklejohn, B.D., Lynham, A. and Borgna, S.C. (2014) A simplified approach for the reduction of specific closed anterior table frontal sinus fractures. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 52 1: 81-84. doi:10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.09.012

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Author Meiklejohn, B.D.
Lynham, A.
Borgna, S.C.
Title A simplified approach for the reduction of specific closed anterior table frontal sinus fractures
Journal name British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-4356
1532-1940
Publication date 2014-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.bjoms.2013.09.012
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 52
Issue 1
Start page 81
End page 84
Total pages 4
Place of publication London, England, U.K.
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject 3504 Oral Surgery
2733 Otorhinolaryngology
2746 Surgery
Abstract We describe a simplified approach to the management of closed anterior table fractures of the frontal sinus. Forty-seven patients were diagnosed with this type of fracture during a 3-year period. Of these, 6 had minimally-invasive periosteal raising of the anterior table through a small perieyebrow skin incision, and access to the fracture was through a small trephine or the edge of the fracture itself. We compared this with the more traditional approach of a coronal flap, which was associated with an increased duration of stay in hospital and the potential for neurological complications. Surgical intervention with a minimally-invasive trephine approach provides good cosmesis, minimal blood loss, intact neurological function, and rapid recovery. This makes it an important technique to consider in carefully selected patients.
Keyword Closed anterior table frontal sinus fracture
Peri-eyebrow incision
Transcutaneous tranfrontal approach
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Institutional Status UQ

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