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Surgical decompression of the orbit due to frontal bone and roof of the orbit fractures - A case report

 School of Dentistry, University Center of Patos de Minas, Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Rafael M. A. Pereira,
School of Dentistry, University Center of Patos de Minas, Av., Marabá, 831 – Alto dos Caiçaras, Zip Code: 38703-236, Patos de Minas, Minas Gerais
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_87_20

Trauma in the face region has a very varied etiology and can be associated with several important structures. Isolated fractures in the orbit region correspond to about 4 to 16% of all facial fractures and this incidence increases to 30 to 55% if we take into account fractures that expand to extraorbital regions. The present clinical report aims to describe the case of a male patient, 21-years-old, victim of a motorcycle accident with facial trauma and traumatic brain injury due to frontal collision. Clinical and imaging examinations showed multiple fractures in the face with herniation of brain mass to the orbital region and consequent extrusion of the eyeball. Surgical procedures were performed to reduce and fix fractures and multidisciplinary treatment aimed at preserving vision and brain integrity. Thus, the surgical approach and the multidisciplinary treatment led to an excellent prognosis attested by the one-year postoperative period.

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