Le Fort type 1 fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maxime St-Amant


Bar fight.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Race: Middle eastern

Patient was scanned 30 minutes after blunt trauma.

Also known as Guerin's fracture or floating palate, this is an example of Lefort type I fracture with bilateral hemosinus. There is a pterygomaxillary dysjunction with fracture of the infero-medial and lateral maxillary buttress. The pterygoid plates are always involved in LeFort's fracture.


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Case information

rID: 18794
Published: 21st Jul 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included