J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018; 44(4): 151~158
Zygomaticomaxillary buttress and its dilemma
Pallavi Malaviya1, Sandeep Choudhary2
Departments of 1Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and 2Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
Pallavi Malaviya
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur 303121, India
FAX: +91-9571464562 E-mail: pallavimalaviya@gmail.com
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0599-0114
Received April 8, 2017; Revised May 25, 2017; Accepted June 5, 2017.; Published online August 31, 2018.
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Zygomatic fractures are the second most common fractures of the facial skeleton, after nasal bone fractures. Due to its uniqueness, the malar bone plays a very important role in maintaining appropriate facial contours. Zygomatic fractures can cause ocular and mandibular functional impairment, along with cosmetic defects. With the help of advanced imaging techniques and various treatment options, the management of zygomatic fractures has become more sophisticated and less invasive. This article discusses zygomatic fractures in detail: their clinical and radiographic features, and the various treatment options available.
Keywords: Surgical approaches, Zygomatic bone, Zygomatic fractures

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