Frontal bone fractures; an analysis at liaquat university hospital hyderabad
Objectives: To analyze the pattern and presentation of frontal bone fractures at tertiary care hospital. Setting & Period: Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Neurosurgery Liaquat University hospital Hyderabad. Study was conducted from 2012 to 2017. Study Design: Prospective study. Methodology: 62 patients of frontal bone fractures with age range of 21 to 60 years. Clinical diagnosis was done by plain radiograph PA view of face and 3D CT scan of face. The parameters used to classify the patients were age and sex, etiology and site of trauma, presence of associated craniomaxillofacial fractures. Results: Males were involved more than females. Peak age range was found between 31 to 40 years (50%) followed by 41 to 50 years (26.92%). RTA was the most common etiological factor involved followed by assault. Fractures of anterior table were most frequently seen (59.61%). Most frequently associated craniomaxillofacial involved was naso-orbito ethmoid fracture. Conclusion: This study concludes that RTA is the most contributing factor of frontal bone fracture. Fractures involving anterior table fracture are frequently seen, these fractures rarely occur in isolation and mostly seen with NOE type of craniomaxillifacial trauma.