The Effect of Fronto-Orbital Advancement on Frontal Sinus Development and Function in Non-Syndromic and Syndromic Craniosynostosis.
Vybhav Deraje, Chutima Jirapinyo, Ajay Taranath, Peter J Anderson, Mark H Moore
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
The impact of fronto-orbital advancement (FOA) on frontal sinus development and function is anecdotally variable. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of FOA on development of frontal sinuses, and additionally to identify the complications that might arise out of such procedures. This was a retrospective case-control study. Non-syndromic and syndromic craniosynostosis patients (n = 58) who underwent FOA at an early age and also had a skull radiograph or CT scan after the age of 12 were selected. Age matched trauma patients with CT scans done beyond 12 years of age were used as controls. Age at first FOA surgery, total number of procedures and age at imaging was noted. Presence or a..View full abstract