Korean J Otorhinolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2011 May;54(5):317-323. 10.3342/kjorl-hns.2011.54.5.317.

Update in Treatment of Orbital Blowout Fractures

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Maryknoll Medical Center, Busan, Korea. entkwon@hanmail.net

Abstract

The orbital wall is commonly fractured and its incidence ranges from 18 to 50% of all craniofacial fractures.1,2) Numerous papers have been reported about the surgical indication, surgical timing, approach options, and reconstruction materials for orbital blowout fractures. However, there are still debates on the ideal surgical options. The choice of surgical approach and materials for reduction of orbital blowout fractures depends on the surgeon's experience and preference. Recently, use of endoscope for blowout fractures has been popular worldwide due to its advantages over open reduction surgeries. In this review, I will discuss new techniques and concepts of the treatment of orbital blowout fractures with particular references.

Keyword

Blowout fractures; Endoscopes
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