Zygomatic arch fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Altercation, punched in the face.

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
X-ray

Angulated fracture of the left zygomatic arch.

 

CT

Mildly displaced comminuted fracture of the left zygomatic arch shows up to 37 degrees of inwards angulation.

Case Discussion

The zygomatic arch is the third most common fractured facial bone, with a high majority of those cases being male. Early stabilisation is important to maximise both cosmetic integrity and anatomical functionality 1

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Case information

rID: 48597
Case created: 16th Oct 2016
Last edited: 16th Oct 2016
System: Trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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