Frontal sinus fractures are common fractures in high-energetic trauma. Different treatments options are available for different types of frontal sinus fractures. A fracture that consists only of the anterior wall is most commonly reduced with the coronal approach. This approach is invasive and produces a large scar on the scalp, which can result in an unfavourable situation in patients with alopecia and in balding men. To avoid this, a percutaneous reduction method can be used to treat patients with simple anterior wall fractures. This approach is less invasive and does not result in a conspicuous scar. The disadvantages of this procedure are the absence of direct vision and less control of the fracture, which can reduce the chances of complete reduction. This paper provides an overview of anterior wall fractures of the frontal sinus and elaborates on the simple percutaneous reduction technique.

anterior wall, frontal sinus fracture, minimal invasive, percutaneous reduction, simple reduction
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijom.2012.06.023, hdl.handle.net/1765/61897
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Molendijk, J, van der Wal, K.G.H, & Koudstaal, M.J. (2012). Surgical treatment of frontal sinus fractures: The simple percutaneous reduction revised. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 41(10), 1192–1194. doi:10.1016/j.ijom.2012.06.023