Orbital apex syndrome following craniofacial trauma

Admin Dental Press

Edition V01N01 | Year 2015 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 53 to 59

Sylvio Luiz Costa De Moraes, Alexandre Maurity De Paula Afonso, Roberto Gomes Dos Santos, Ricardo Pereira Mattos, Bruno Gomes Duarte

The incidence of injury in the craniomaxillofacial region, especially that involving the midface, is related to potential injury in the orbital region, which may progress to visual impairment and even blindness. his study aims to report the case of a patient with craniofacial trauma who developed the Orbital Apex Syndrome (OAS) which resulted in total loss of vision in his left eye. Early OAS diagnosis and appropriate treatment minimize the chances of progression to blindness.

Facial trauma, Optic nerve trauma, Visual pathway

Moraes SLC, Afonso AMP, Santos RG, Mattos RP, Duarte BG. Síndrome do ápice orbitário após trauma craniofacial. J Braz Coll Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 jan-abr;1(1):53-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2358-2782.1.1.053-059.oar

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