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ORBITAL ROOF FRACTURE: DISLOCATION OF GLOBE INTO THE ANTERIOR CRANIAL FOSSA
1 Emergency Department, Tabriz University of Medical Science  
JEMCR 2011; 2: 47-49
DOI: 10.5505/jaemcr.2011.73792
Key Words: Globe, Orbital Roof Fracture, Trauma.
Abstract

Fractures of the orbit usually involve the floor or the medial wall of the orbit. However, if the roof of the orbit is thin, a blow-out fracture can occur upward into the frontal sinus. Fracture of the orbit’s roof accompanying complete dislocation of the globe to the cranial fossa has rarely been recorded. Herein we report on a 58-year-old man referred to our emergency department after falling from a tractor and suffering from a blunt trauma to his face. At presentation, the globe was not seen in the right orbit. CT-scan revealed the fracture of supra-orbital roof with globe dislocation into the anterior cranial fossa. The patient underwent frontal craniotomy and the globe was retrieved by traction through the conjunctival tissue and the fracture was repaired. The globe was repositioned.

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