Orbital blowout fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Ball impact against the right eye during a football game at the school. No visual complaints.

Patient Data

Gender: Male

Right orbital floor fracture with depression of bony fragments. Soft tissue protruding into the maxillary sinus. The inferior rectus muscle is not affected.


Radiographs after surgical repair of orbital floor.

Case Discussion

An orbital blow-out fracture occurs when there is a fracture of one of the walls of orbit but the orbital rim remains intact. Typically, this is caused by a direct blow to the central orbit from a fist or ball.

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Case information

rID: 29932
Published: 4th Jul 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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