Fascio-subcutaneous extension of a free radial forearm flap for frontonasal duct obliteration.
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.
Baccarani, A; Follmar, KE; Marcus, JR; Levin, LS; Erdmann, D
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