J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg 2011; 37(3): 205~213
Degree of enophthalmos according to the extent of orbital wall fracture and volume of herniated orbital tissue
Hak-Sun Jang, Dae-Ho Leem, Jin-A Baek, Hyo-Keun Shin, Seung-O Ko
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 Abstract
Introduction: Introduction: The enlargement and deformation of the orbit give rise to a visible enophthalmos. As a consequence, a disturbance of eye motility together with double images is likely to occur. This study examined the degree of enophthalmos according to the extent of orbital wall fracture and volume of herniated orbital tissue in blowout fractures of the medial and inferior orbital wall.
Materials and Methods: This study was performed on patients diagnosed with medial and inferior orbital wall fractures at the Department of Oral
and maxillofacial surgery, Chonbuk National University Hospital from 2007 to 2009. The patients' age, gender, etiology of fracture and degree of
enophthalmos were investigated. The changes in the degree of enophthalomos, diplopia and ocular motility restriction after operation were examined.
Results: The degree of enophthalomos increased with increasing extent of orbital wall fracture and volume of herniated orbital tissue.
Conclusion: Whether to perform the operation is decided after measuring the extent of the orbital wall fracture and volume of herniated orbital tissue
using computed tomography (CT), time for the decision of operation can be shortened. This can cause a decrease in the complications of orbital
wall fractures.
Keywords: Orbital wall fracture, Blowout fracture, Enophthalmos, Diplopia, Ocular motility restriction


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