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Lacrimal Gland Involvement in Zygomaticofrontal Fracture Sites

Briggs Patrick C. M.D.; Heckler, Frederick R. M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: November 1987

Injury to the lacrimal gland following fracture of the zygomatic complex is a rare occurrence. Recently, we have observed three cases of herniation of the lacrimal gland between the diastased frontal and zygomatic bone ends. We present these cases, postulate a mechanism for this phenomenon, and advocate open reduction and internal fixation in the primary management of severe distraction.

©1987American Society of Plastic Surgeons