Postoperative CT of the Midfacial Skeleton After Trauma: Review of Normal Appearances and Common Complications.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to describe the CT appearance of the midfacial skeleton after surgical repair of posttraumatic Le Fort, nasoorbitoethmoidal (NOE), and frontal sinus fractures. Several of the more commonly encountered complications will also be described. CONCLUSION Surgery after midfacial trauma is aimed at restoring both form and function. Knowledge of the principal tenets of Le Fort, NOE, and frontal sinus fracture repair is vital for radiologists to accurately assess the adequacy of treatment on postoperative CT and provide meaningful reports for the surgeon.

DOI: 10.2214/AJR.17.17875

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@article{Reiter2017PostoperativeCO, title={Postoperative CT of the Midfacial Skeleton After Trauma: Review of Normal Appearances and Common Complications.}, author={Michael Reiter and Ryan B. Schwope and Jared M Theler}, journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology}, year={2017}, volume={209 4}, pages={W238-W248} }