blowout fracture


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A fracture of the floor and medial walls of the ocular orbit caused by a blunt object, e.g., baseball, fist, rock—with herniation of the orbital contents—fat, inferior oblique, and inferior rectus—into maxillary sinus, accompanied by diplopia, enophthalmos, and limitation of upward gaze

blowout fracture

Head A fracture of the floor and medial walls of the orbit caused by a blunt object–eg, baseball, fist, rock–with herniation of the orbital contents–fat, inferior oblique, and inferior rectus into maxillary sinus, accompanied by diplopia, enophthalmos, and limitation of upward gaze. See LeFort fractures Hip Dashboard fracture, see there.

Blowout fracture

A fracture or break in the orbit that is caused by sudden and violent impact to the area.
Mentioned in: X Rays of the Orbit
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There was a blowout fracture of the anterior lamina papyracea with extrusion of fat but no extraocular muscle entrapment.
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MRI-showed blowout fracture of floor of right orbit with Minimally enhancing lesion in the region of lacrimal gland and a clinical diagnosis of foreign body granuloma or pseudotumor or chronic hematoma was made.
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The goal of reconstructive surgery following an orbital blowout fracture is to restore symmetry and function by repairing or replacing the fractured orbital floor.
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11) Orbital blowout fractures are the result of blunt trauma and can be due to collision with the boards, puck, or another player.