Fibrous dysplasia of the frontal sinus: an uncommon cause of frontal lobe abscess

Aygun D., Sahin H.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE, vol.11, no.8, pp.904-906, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jocn.2004.01.006
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.904-906
  • Keywords: fibrous dysplasia, frontal sinus, frontal lobe abscess, confusion, OSTEOMA
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Fibrous dysplasia of the cranial air sinuses is rarely reported in the literature. This is the first report of frontal lobe abscess (FLA) associated with fibrous dysplasia of the frontal sinus (FDFS). A 29-year-old female presented with seizures and acute confusion. Cranial computed tomography (CT) revealed fibrous dysplasia of the left frontal sinus and associated FLA. She was referred to the neurosurgical service and the abscess and dysplastic tissue were removed. Histological examination confirmed fibrous dysplasia. We review the radiological appearance of FDFS with FLA. Clinicians should be aware of the association between these two conditions. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.