Frontal sinus volume predicts incidence of brain contusion in patients with head trauma.

@article{Yu2014FrontalSV,
  title={Frontal sinus volume predicts incidence of brain contusion in patients with head trauma.},
  author={Jason L Yu and Barton F. Branstetter and Carl H. Snyderman},
  journal={The journal of trauma and acute care surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={
          488-92
        }
}
BACKGROUND The function of the paranasal sinuses is a topic of debate. One hypothesis suggested has been that sinuses act as a "crumple zone," serving to protect the contents of the head from impact. In this study, we examine the interactions of the frontal sinus and the brain in the setting of head trauma. Our formal hypothesis is that frontal sinus volume is less in head trauma patients with contusion than in head trauma patients without contusion. METHODS Computed tomographic (CT) scans of… CONTINUE READING
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