Kitesurfing and Cranial Trauma with Frontal Sinus Fracture

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Kitesurfing is a very popular water sport but is potentially dangerous with injuries due to the powerful tugging force achieved by the large kites and very high jumps. Head injuries are frequent and can be severe with sequelae or fatal with immediate risk of drowning. A helmet is strongly advised as a standard safety precaution.
We report the case of a kitesurfer without a helmet who lost control of his kite during a jump and fell on his board. He presented with a complex fracture of the anterior wall of the right frontal sinus extended to the roof of the orbit with contralateral cortical petechial. A surgical treatment had to be performed.

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