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Frontal sinusitis

Because of its location and the fragility of its physiology, the frontal sinus is the first of the facial sinuses to cause complications. In this context, orbital sepsis, cranial vault osteitis, meningitis, cerebral abscess, longitudinal sinus thrombophlebitis can occur. A more uncommon consequence of frontal sinusitis is isolated epilepsy.

An epilepsy seizure can follow a frontal sinusitis. It does not convey the existence of an endocranial complication but requires researching it. The posterior wall lysis of the sinus with a bare dura mater is sufficient to lead to a seizure in case of sinus infection 1).

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Duvillard C, Gazzano E, Lecomte H, Romanet P. [Frontal sinus pathology and epilepsy]. Ann Otolaryngol Chir Cervicofac. 2007 Jul;124(3):126-30. French. PubMed PMID: 17475201.
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