Le Fort fracture type 3

Case contributed by Dr Saeed Soltany Hosn


Road traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 18
Gender: Male

CT scan demonstrates comminuted fractures involving all walls of both maxillary sinuses, with associated fractures through the pterygoid plates, medial and lateral walls of both orbits as well as both zygomatic archs. There is also a depressed fracture of the root of the nose and anterior ethmoids. Right maxillary antrum is completely opacified. Both nasolacrimal ducts are also disrupted.

Case Discussion

Findings of CT are consistent with Le Fort type 3 and naso-ethmoidal fracture.

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Case information

rID: 20895
Published: 19th Dec 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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