Maxillary fractures

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Fall from balcony.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

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There is no intracranial injury, however on the inferior CT brain images haemorrhage / fluid is evident within the left maxillary sinus suggesting maxillary fracture. The facial bone CT confirms several non-displaced fractured of the left maxillary sinus including a fracture at the inferior orbital fissure. 

Case Discussion

This case emphasizes the importance of identifying air fluid levels within the paranasal sinuses as a sign of potential fracture in the setting of known trauma. 

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Case information

rID: 31835
Published: 25th Nov 2014
Last edited: 8th Jul 2016
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