Approach to Frontal Sinus Outflow Tract Injury

Abstract

Frontal sinus outflow tract (FSOT) injury may occur in cases of frontal sinus fractures and nasoethmoid orbital fractures. Since the FSOT is lined with mucosa that is responsible for the path from the frontal sinus to the nasal cavity, an untreated injury may lead to complications such as mucocele formation or chronic frontal sinusitis. Therefore, evaluation of FSOT is of clinical significance, with FSOT being diagnosed mostly by computed tomography or intraoperative dye. Several options are available to surgeons when treating FSOT injury, and they need to be familiar with these options to take the proper treatment measures in order to follow the treatment principle for FSOT, which is a safe sinus, and to reduce complications. This paper aimed to examine the surrounding anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment of FSOT.

DOI: 10.7181/acfs.2017.18.1.1

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@inproceedings{Kim2017ApproachTF, title={Approach to Frontal Sinus Outflow Tract Injury}, author={Yong Hyun Kim and Baek-Kyu Kim}, booktitle={Archives of craniofacial surgery}, year={2017} }