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, anterior table

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Frontal sinus fractures with minimal displacement have little risk of long-term complications (esthetic or functional). Observation is a viable treatment option. However, patients must be educated regarding the signs and symptoms of frontal sinusitis and mucocele formation. These include:

  • Frontal pain/swelling/tenderness
  • Erythema
  • Mucopurulent nasal drainage
  • Orbital pain, swelling, erythema
  • Headache
  • Fever

v1.0 2011-05-14