Blowout fracture in a 3-year-old

Britt I Pluijmers, Maarten J Koudstaal, Dion Paridaens, Karel G H van der Wal

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A 3-year-old patient was referred to the oral and maxillofacial department with a fracture of the orbital floor. Due to the lack of clinical symptoms, a conservative approach was chosen. After 3 weeks, an enophthalmos developed. The orbital floor reconstruction was successfully performed through a transconjunctival approach. This case highlights the rarity of pure blowout fractures in young children. The specific presentation and diagnostics of orbital floor fractures in children and the related surgical planning and intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-6
Number of pages4
JournalCraniomaxillofacial trauma & reconstruction
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013


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