Orbital blow-out fracture

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Blunt trauma to left eye.

Patient Data

Age: 35-40 years
Gender: Male
CT

Compression fracture of medial wall of left orbit with entrapment of medial rectus muscle.

Case Discussion

Medial blow-out fractures are the second most common type after the inferior type, indenting the lamina papyracea medially. Orbital fat commonly prolapses into the newly-formed bony concavity and the medial rectus muscle is at risk of entrapment, as has occured in this case.

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Case information

rID: 53609
Case created: 26th May 2017
Last edited: 28th May 2017
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