craniofacial dysjunction fracture

(redirected from Le Fort III fracture)

cra·ni·o·fa·cial dys·junc·tion frac·ture

a complex fracture in which the facial bones are separated from the cranial bones.

cra·ni·o·fa·cial dys·junc·tion frac·ture

(krā'nē-ō-fā'shăl dis-jŭngk'shŭn frak'shŭr)
A complex fracture in which the facial bones are separated from the cranial bones.
Synonym(s): Le Fort III 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.
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He was previously admitted at the Emergency Department of another hospital after a motorbike accident and immediately transferred to our Unit of Maxillofacial Trauma with a diagnosis of Le Fort III fracture and mandibular fracture associated with active bleeding of the right buccal mucosa.
A combination of Le Fort II and Le Fort III was found in two patients and one patient had a combination of Le Fort II and Le Fort III fracture lines.
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.