Fractures of the orbital cavity: prospective review of 12 cases in the Carlos van Buren Hospital in Valparaiso

Introduction: Trauma in the orbital region can result in considerable facial deformity and can affect vision and the nervous system of the face. Rehabilitation of the patient requires to understand the alteration of the orbit’s shape and function, including intraorbital and intraocular tissues, and materials and methods available for its repairs. The aim of this study is to evaluate prospectively the clinical manifestations and treatments carried out in fractures of the orbital cavity in the Maxillofacial Surgery Service Hospital Carlos van Buren de Valparaíso.

Material and methods: Patients were analyzed according to gender, age, trauma mechanism, associated symptoms, method of treatment.

Results: 12 patients were analyzed, 9 men and 3 women with an average age of 30.9 years old, fights represented 33.3%, the major clinic sign was diplopia accounting for 58%, 83% was open reduction and rigid fixation.

Conclusion: Our review showed that fractures of the orbital cavity were resolved satisfactorily and in line with those reported in the literature.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Jan 27, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Fractures of the orbital cavity: prospective review of 12 cases in the Carlos van Buren Hospital in Valparaiso
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