Medial blowout fracture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

CT through the orbits demonstrates extensive swelling of the soft tissues of the face consistent trauma. The medial wall of the orbit is fractured with herniation of orbital fat into the defect. The medial rectus muscle is in contact with the posterior edge of the fracture but does not appear distorted.

Features are consistent with a medial blowout fracture.

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Case information

rID: 9437
Published: 18th Apr 2010
Last edited: 30th Mar 2018
System: Head & Neck
Tag: orbit
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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