What are the signs and symptoms of blowout fractures in patients with nasal fractures?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Samuel J Haraldson, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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Blowout fractures

  • Orbital wall and orbital floor blowout fractures may occur. [16]

  • Any abnormality of ocular anatomy or function should alert the clinician of the possibility of these injuries.

  • A common finding is extraocular muscle dysfunction, commonly characterized by the inability to look up on the affected side, suggesting entrapment of a nerve or muscle.

  • The presenting complaint may be diplopia.


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