Trauma in Facial Plastic Surgery: Frontal Sinus Fractures

Irene A. Kim, Kofi D. Boahene, Patrick J. Byrne

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The optimal management of frontal sinus fractures remains controversial. Fortunately, the severity of these injuries has diminished with more stringent auto-safety regulations, changing the treatment paradigms used to repair these injuries. Appropriate patient selection and close follow-up may allow for conservative management strategies when dealing with frontal sinus fractures, largely replacing the more morbid and invasive techniques that have been the mainstay for years. Because acute and delayed sequelae can arise after the initial injury, patients should be thoroughly counseled about the importance of follow-up and the need to seek medical care if they develop any concerning signs or symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-511
Number of pages9
JournalFacial plastic surgery clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • Cranialization
  • Fracture
  • Frontal
  • Obliteration
  • Sinus
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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