Comminuted Frontal Sinus Fracture Reconstructed With Titanium Mesh


SAKAT M. S. , Kilic K. , Altas E. , GÖZELER M. S. , Ucuncu H.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.2, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000002466
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY

Abstract

Frontal sinus fractures (FSF) are relatively uncommon maxillofacial injuries. The most common cause of FSF is motor vehicle accidents with 62% percentage. Management of FSF depends on type of fracture, associated injuries, and involvement of naso-frontal duct. In this report, the authors presented a patient with comminuted fracture of anterior wall of frontal sinus reconstructed with titanium mesh. A 40-year-old man presented with depression of the frontal bone, facial pain, and epistaxis consisting of a motor vehicle accident. Computerized tomography scan revealed multiple comminuted fractures of anterior wall of frontal sinus and fractures of left orbital medial and superior walls. Titanium mesh was used for reconstruction. Postoperative course was uneventful. The titanium mesh, which is easy to handle with no complications, may provide excellent frontal contour after comminuted anterior wall fractures.