Difference between revisions of "Zygomaticomaxillary (tripod) fracture"

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*Must distinguish [[Zygomatic Arch Fracture]] from Zygomaticomaxillary (Tripod) Fracture
 
*Must distinguish [[Zygomatic Arch Fracture]] from Zygomaticomaxillary (Tripod) Fracture
 
**Tripod fx = fx of zygomatic arch, lat and inf orbital rims, lat wall of maxillary sinus
 
**Tripod fx = fx of zygomatic arch, lat and inf orbital rims, lat wall of maxillary sinus
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==Clinical Features==
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==Differential Diagnosis==
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{{Maxillofacial trauma DDX}}
  
 
==Diagnosis==
 
==Diagnosis==
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#Must r/o associated ocular injuries
 
#Must r/o associated ocular injuries
 
#Usually requires admission and surgical repair
 
#Usually requires admission and surgical repair
 
==Differential Diagnosis==
 
{{Maxillofacial trauma DDX}}
 
  
 
==Disposition==
 
==Disposition==

Revision as of 16:34, 28 June 2016

Background

  • Must distinguish Zygomatic Arch Fracture from Zygomaticomaxillary (Tripod) Fracture
    • Tripod fx = fx of zygomatic arch, lat and inf orbital rims, lat wall of maxillary sinus

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Maxillofacial Trauma

Diagnosis

  1. Fx through:
    1. inferior orbital rim
    2. lateral orbital wall
    3. zygomatic arch
  2. Must r/o associated ocular injuries
  3. Usually requires admission and surgical repair

Disposition

  • Loss of vision or displacement: admit for IV abx and surg

See Also

References