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Chapter: Neuro

Subchapter: Head (Read entire chapter)

Diagnosis: Midface trauma

Midface trauma
• CT is standard for evaluating midface trauma.
• Misinterpretation of facial suture lines can cause false positive diagnosis of facial fractures
• Tripod fracture is most common type of facial fracture (about 40% of midfacial fractures)
• Le Fort fractures make 10-20% of all facial fractures

Le Fort facial fracture classification


Le Fort I fracture (horizontal)
• only the lower maxilla
• involves the inferior nasal aperture
• Guerin fracture or "floating palate"

Le Fort II fracture (pyramidal)
• the infraorbital rim

Le Fort III fracture (transverse)
• complete detachment of the midface from the skull
• involves the zygomatic arch
• craniofacial dissociation








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