Fascio-subcutaneous extension of a free radial forearm flap for frontonasal duct obliteration.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Frontonasal duct injury is a critical factor in the treatment of frontal sinus fractures. We present the case of a 43-year-old man who sustained multiple comminuted fractures of the anterior table of the frontal sinus and of the orbital roof as the result of a gunshot. After adequate debridement, the combined bone and soft tissue defect was reconstructed with a titanium mesh and a free radial forearm flap. The frontonasal duct injury was treated by surgical obliteration with a custom designed fascio-subcutaneous extension of the free radial forearm flap. The postoperative course was uneventful with good functional and aesthetic results. No early or late complications have occurred.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baccarani, A; Follmar, KE; Marcus, JR; Levin, LS; Erdmann, D

Published Date

  • November 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1163 - 1166

PubMed ID

  • 17119423

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1049-2275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.scs.0000246730.61600.d3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States