Orbital floor fracture: Presentations and Management



Mohamed Elkabir and Khalifa Elbakkush

1) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Tripoli Medical Centre, 2) Tripoli Eye Hospital, Tripoli, Libya

JMJ Vol.4 No. 3 (Winter) 2005: 174-179


Orbital fracture may be isolated or part of multiple facial trauma and may involve the orbital floor, roof, medial or lateral wall. This depends on the severity and the direction of the force causing the injury. The anatomical complexity and its relation to the surrounding structures, such as optic nerve, retinal artery, brain, paranasal sinuses, CSF leak, extraocular muscles and the infraorbital nerve all made trauma involving the orbit carry a risk of visual disturbance, visual loss or intracranial involvement. Therefore careful assessment and treatment planning are very important to reduce the risk of complications related to the injury or to the treatment applied.

Keywords: Orbital floor fracture, Anatomical relation, Consideration in management

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