Orbital fracture

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Car accident.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

CT Sinus

Nonenhanced CT shows multiples fractures of the orbital roof, frontal sinus and zygoma with fragments within the frontal sinus and intracranial displacements. Small hyperdensities and pneumocephalus in the subarachnoid space in relation to  frontal right lobe. No evidence of muscles or nerves entrapment. Increase right periocular soft tissue volume.

Case Discussion

Computed tomography is the technique of choice to evaluate complex fractures of the orbit because it can show displacement of bone fragments, injury to the orbital muscles or nerves, and intracraneal involment  which are often not measurable with conventional radiology.

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Case information

rID: 22602
Published: 10th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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