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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