Frontal sinus mucocele development in an adult patient with apert syndrome

Emile Nathaniel Brown, Nance Yuan, Matthew Stanwix, Eduardo D. Rodriguez, Amir H. Dorafshar

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Frontal sinus mucoceles may present many years after traumatic injuries or surgical procedures involving the frontal bone, but have been rarely reported after fronto-orbital advancement. We describe a case of frontal sinus mucocele development in a 43-year-old patient with Apert syndrome who underwent fronto-orbital advancement as a child. This was treated with resection and free fibula osteomuscular flap reconstruction. Computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques were used to virtually plan the procedure and guide the osteotomies intraoperatively. Follow-up at 1 year postoperatively revealed no evidence of recurrence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Frontal sinus
  • free fibula flap
  • mucocele
  • virtual surgical planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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