Frontal bandeau reconstruction with a fibula flap in a patient with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome

J Craniofac Surg. 2009 Jan;20(1):256-8. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e31818436d7.


A 29-year-old woman with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome had a history of recurrent frontal sinus infections for which she underwent a 1-stage frontal sinus obliteration and cranioplasty using a free fibula osteocutaneous flap. This case is unique in that a free fibula flap had never been used to obliterate the frontal sinus in a patient with Freeman-Sheldon syndrome, nor had it been harvested from a limb with a clubfoot.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple
  • Adult
  • Bone Transplantation / methods*
  • Clubfoot / surgery
  • Craniofacial Abnormalities / surgery*
  • Craniotomy / methods
  • Female
  • Fibula / surgery
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Frontal Sinus / surgery
  • Frontal Sinusitis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Osteomyelitis / surgery
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Recurrence
  • Skin Transplantation / methods*
  • Surgical Flaps / classification*
  • Syndrome
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting / methods