Fractures of the frontal bone are associated with intensive trauma. The most common are fractures in the frontal sinus area, and there may be a bulging in the forehead region. There can be serious complications with loss of cerebrospinal fluid.
Nevertheless, these fractures are relatively uncommon compared to other facial fractures, accounting for about 5-15% of facial fractures, derived from aggression or road accidents. Inadequate treatment can cause immediate aesthetic or functional complications, but also more serious late complications, such as mucocele, osteomyelitis, meningitis and brain abscesses. In some cases, they can be considered fractures of the skull base.