Introduction: Fractures of the orbital-maxillo-zygomatic complex are among the most common fractures affecting the facial skeleton. Goal of surgical treatment is the realignment of fracture lines for a complete functional and aesthetic rehabilitation. Materials and Methods: From January 2008 to January 2011 in the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of Complesso Integrato Columbus of the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome, 25 patients, affected by comminute fractures of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus associated with fractures of the orbital-maxillary complex were selected. The synthesis of the larger fracture fragments was performed by plates and screws (1.5 mm) while a biocompatible glue (N-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate-Glubran2 ®) was applied to treat the comminute fractures of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus. Results and Conclusion: The aim of our article is to report our experience and a review of the literature on application of-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate for treatment of comminute fractures of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus. According to the results achieved in our study the N-Butyl-2- Cyanoacrylate can be indicated to treat comminuted fractures of the anterior wall of the maxillary sinus which could not easily be treated with internal rigid fixation. © The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2015.
- fractures of orbital-maxillo-zygomatic complex