Glass in the frontal sinus: Report of three cases

Önerci M., Öǧretmenoǧlu O., YILMAZ T.

Journal of Laryngology and Otology, vol.111, no.2, pp.156-158, 1997 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0022215100136710
  • Journal Name: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-158
  • Keywords: Foreign bodies, Frontal sinus, Glass
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Patients with paranasal sinus foreign body are not commonly seen in otolaryngological practice; glass in the frontal sinus as a complication of maxillofacial trauma should be very rare, and papers dealing with this issue appear to be rare in the English literature. To elucidate the diagnostic pitfalls and the treatment aspects we present three cases of glass in the frontal sinus which occurred as a result of road traffic accidents.