|ECR 2019 / C-2586|
|Preoperative and Postoperative Radiological Assessment of Orbital Fractures|
Fractures of the facial skeleton are associated with cosmetical and functional deformities if left untreated or poorly managed. Aproximately 10-to 30% of them involve the orbit.
Trained Maxillofacial Surgeons have historically anticipated facial fracture patterns and associated organ system injuries by understanding the mechanism of injury. The same knowledge applies to the ER Radiologist. Knowing in detail the pattern of fractures, the key anatomic structures and the basic guidelines of treatment involved in orbital farctures, will surely provide better radiological reports both in the preoperative and postoperative traumatic orbit.