Journal of Craniofacial Surgery

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Journal of Craniofacial Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3182903567
Brief Clinical Studies

Blow-In Fracture of the Orbit

Hwang, Kun MD, PhD*; Kim, Han Joon MD; Lee, Hong Sik MD, PhD

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Abstract: We report 2 patients with blow-in fractures of the orbital floor caused by different mechanisms. In a 17-year-old boy, a sudden impact was given to the anterior maxillary wall and caused a depression fracture of a maxilla, yet the infraorbital rim remained intact. We think fragments of the orbital floor were forced into the orbit by a sudden increase in pressure in the maxillary sinus in this patient. In a 51-year-old man, the impact of a force was on the laterosuperior part of the zygoma, which pushed the zygoma medially. These 2 cases represent 2 different mechanisms of blow-in fractures of the orbital floor.

© 2013 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.

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