pyramidal fracture

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py·ram·i·dal frac·ture

a fracture of the midfacial skeleton with the principal fracture lines meeting at an apex at or near the superior aspect of the nasal bones.
Synonym(s): Le Fort II fracture

pyramidal fracture

n.
A fracture of the midfacial bones, especially the upper jawbone, in which the principal fracture lines meet at a point above the nasal bones, forming a triangular section that is detached from the skull.

py·ram·i·dal frac·ture

(pir-am'i-dăl frak'shŭr)
A fracture of the midfacial skeleton with the principal fracture lines meeting at an apex at or near the superior aspect of the nasal bones.
Synonym(s): Le Fort II fracture.

Le Fort,

René, French surgeon, 1869-1951.
Le Fort amputation - a modification of Pirogoff amputation.
Le Fort classification - classification of bone fractures (I, II, III).
Le Fort I fracture - Synonym(s): Guérin fracture
Le Fort II fracture - Synonym(s): pyramidal fracture
Le Fort III fracture - Synonym(s): craniofacial dysjunction fracture
Le Fort osteotomy - osteotomy often done to correct a maxillary skeletal deformity.

py·ram·i·dal frac·ture

(pir-am'i-dăl frak'shŭr)
A fracture of the midfacial skeleton with the principal fracture lines meeting at an apex at or near the superior aspect of the nasal bones.
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This is consistent with the studies done by Duval AJ et al who showed the Le Fort II fractures to be the most common and the Le Fort III fractures to be the most severe of all three.
Among le Fort le Fort II fractures have the highest percentage of involvement with palatal splits.
Abnormal anatomic conditions included temporomaxillary ankylosis (n = 9), maxillofacial ankylosis (n = 9), cervical spine abnormality (rigid neck; n = 4), thyroid tumor (n = 3), giant goiter (n = 3), laryngeal malformation (n = 3), Le Fort II fractures of the maxilla (n = 3), submandibular abscess (n = 3), parapahryngeal abscess (n = 3), and miscellaneous pathologic conditions (16).