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Coronal Approach (Cadaver)


For treatment of facial trauma such as a frontal sinus fracture, orbital fractures, or zygoma fractures, the coronal or bi-temporal approach is used. The approach can also be used for superficial temporal artery biopsy. This approach exposes the anterior cranial vault, forehead, and upper and middle regions of the facial skeleton including the zygomatic arch. It provides access to these areas with minimal complications and cosmetically acceptable hidden scars. The subperiosteal or subgaleal planes are commonly used for coronal flap dissection. Here, we present a demonstration of the coronal approach to exposing the upper or middle facial skeleton in a cadaver.

Keywords: maxillofacial injury; reconstructive surgery; surgical procedure; fracture open reductions

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