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Balasubramanian, Thiagarajan Blow out fracture orbit Endoscopic reduction A Novel Management Modality. ENT Scholar.

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    Blow out fracture of orbit involves fracture of orbital floor without fracture of infraorbital rim. This injury is common from frontal blow to orbit. Frontal blow to orbit causes increased intraorbital tension causing fracture of floor of the orbit (weak point) with prolapse of orbital content into the maxillary sinus cavity. This causes enophthalmos and diplopia. Infraorbital rim is not involved in pure blow out fracture, it is also involved then it should be considered as an impure blow out fracture 3. Entrapment of inferior rectus muscle between the fracture fragments will cause diplopia in these patients. This article discusses a novel endoscopic internal reduction of fractured fragments. Main advantage of endoscopic approach is the lack of facial skin incision. It is cosmetically acceptable.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Blow out fracture orbit, endoscopic repair
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry > Others in Medicine and Dentistry > Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr Thiagarajan Balasubramanian
    Date Deposited: 06 May 2012 09:03
    Last Modified: 06 May 2012 09:03
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1056

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