Subtle maxillary sinus fracture

Case contributed by Craig Hacking
Diagnosis certain


Fall face first off bike.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Subtle right maxillary sinus posterior wall fracture with a small amount of gas outside the sinus and small volume hemosinus.

Case Discussion

This case is an excellent example of finding indirect signs of paranasal sinus fractures:

  • gas outside a sinus
  • blood within a sinus

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