An: 2019, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 12
A SHORT UPDATE ABOUT THE FRACTURES OF THE MIDDLE THIRD OF THE FACE
Lucia Indrei - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Bucharest Student 5-th year, Faculty of Medicine,
Anca Sava, C.I. Stan - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”, Iaşi, Department of Morpho-Functional Sciences I, Faculty of Medicine
Roxana Florentina Şufaru - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”, Iaşi, Student of the Doctoral School
A SHORT UPDATE ABOUT THE FRACTURES OF THE MIDDLE THIRD OF THE FACE (Abstract): The fractures of the middle third of the face may affect the orbit, the nasal fossae, the maxillary sinus or the pterygopalatine fossa. Although usually comminuted, these fractures follow the Le Fort lines. Le Fort type I fracture line runs horizontally above the floor of the nose, Le fort type II fractures are pyramidal fractures involving the maxillary bone, and Le Fort type III fractures separate the cranial base from the skeleton of the middle face. The orbit is usually affected in Le Fort type II and III fractures and in depressed fractures of the zygomatic bone.
Key words: FRACTURE, FACE, LE FORTFull text