Maxillofacial Injuries

Chapter

Abstract

The face is a complex three-dimensional anatomic region involved in special senses, cosmetics and personal identity, whose even minor injury may be associated with significant damage. The radiologist is often the primary specialist interpreting facial injuries, therefore assuming a special clinical responsibility. Apart from the diagnosis of fractures themselves, radiologists should try to anticipate the complications of the trauma. Injuries affecting the airway and threatening vision should be evaluated with the highest priority. Reporting by shortcuts as 3D VR images or clear sinus sign should be avoided: all the CT axial, coronal and sagittal images have to be evaluated.

Keywords

Facial trauma Computed tomography Orbital fractures Frontal sinus fractures Midfacial fractures Zygomatic fractures Nasal bone fractures Naso-orbital-ethmoidal fractures Mandibular fractures 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Diagnostic and Interventional NeuroradiologyS. Camillo HospitalRomeItaly

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