Int Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2014; 18 - a2469
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1388941

Frontal Sinus Fracture: Case Report

Larissa Claret de Lima 1, Camillus Magalhaes Carneiro dos Santos 1, Paulo Henrique Bicalho Barcelos 1, Thiago Andrade Fraga 1, Torcuato Sanchez Rojas Neto 1, Ulisses Jose Ribeiro 1
  • 1Hospital Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, Brazil

Introduction: The frontal sinus fracture are amongst the most common face lesions due to its exposition and cover the most challenging treatment of craniomaxillofacial traumas.

Objective: This study aims to relate a case of a patient with frontal sinus fracture during sport practice, needing surgical approach, and patient’s evolution.

Resumed Report: A 34-year-old male patient (C. Q. S.), victim of cranial traumatism during sport practice, evolving with strong intensity headache and progressive worsening, motivating search for emergency service. Analgesia was done in first aid station and diagnosticated frontal sinus fracture through computed tomography. Frontal sinus fracture reduction and stabilization of osseous wall with clamping plates were performed.

Conclusion: The treatment of frontal sinus fractures is challenging, because of the complex region anatomy and the lesions that are generally associated. Sophisticated image examinations and endoscopical surgical techniques introduced more conservative therapeutic options, lowering patients’ morbidity risks.