Arch Craniofac Surg.  2016 Dec;17(4):186-189. 10.7181/acfs.2016.17.4.186.

A Review of Subbrow Approach in the Management of Non-Complicated Anterior Table Frontal Sinus Fracture

  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Frontal sinus fractures, particularly anterior sinus fractures, are relatively common facial fractures. Many agree on the general principles of frontal fracture management; however, the optimal methods of reduction are controversial. The subbrow approach enables accurate reduction and internal fixation of the fractures in the anterior table of the frontal sinus by allowing direct visualization of the fracture. Given the surgical success in reduction and rigid fixation, patient satisfaction, and aesthetic benefits, the transcutaneous approach through a subbrow incision is superior to other reduction techniques used in the management of an anterior table frontal sinus fracture.


Frontal bone; Frontal sinus; Fracture fixation

MeSH Terms

Fracture Fixation
Frontal Bone
Frontal Sinus*
Patient Satisfaction
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