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
Modality: CT

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

Modality: X-ray

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
Case created: 4th Jul 2014
Last edited: 19th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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