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Executive Editor: Daniel Buchbinder General Editor: Daniel Buchbinder

Authors: S Fusetti, B Hammer, R Kellman, C Matula, EB Strong, Co-author: A Di Ieva

Skull base & Cranial vault - Frontal sinus, Posterior table fractures

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Glossary

Frontal sinus fracture, posterior table

Please select a treatment option:
Treatment Main indication Skill Equipment
Observation Minimally displaced posterior table fractures, without evidence of nasofrontal recess injury, and minor CSF leak. Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic equipment only
Cranialization Displaced posterior table fractures, with or without evidence of nasofrontal recess injury, with or without CSF leak. Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources
Obliteration Displaced posterior table fractures, without comminution, and without CSF leak. Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Simple surgical and imaging resources

Special considerations

Traumatic brain injury/Vascular injury
Infections
Late sequelae
Cranioplasty (bone versus alloplast)
*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

v1.0 2011-05-14