Delayed complications following sinus trauma

David M. Poetker, Timothy L. Smith

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Abstract

The most common complication following sinus trauma is sinusitis, usually resulting from edema, blood, retained bone or soft-tissue fragments, or foreign bodies. • Craniofacial trauma accounts for approximately 28% of mucoceles. • Mucoceles can present decades after the inciting trauma, so life-long follow up is indicated. • Foreign bodies of the paranasal sinuses are associated with trauma in 70% of cases, and most commonly involve the maxillary sinus. Thorough and complete debridement in the acute setting is essential to prevent long-term complications. • Paranasal sinus epidermoids have been reported to occur following traumatic implantation of squamous mucosa. • Management of paranasal sinus epidermoids involves ventilation of the affected sinuses with longterm endoscopic follow up. • Traumatic aneurysms of the internal carotid artery can present as an isolated sinus mass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRevision Sinus Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages179-184
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783540789307
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Poetker, D. M., & Smith, T. L. (2008). Delayed complications following sinus trauma. In Revision Sinus Surgery (pp. 179-184). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78931-4_21