Orbital Blowout Fracture Repair with Titanium Mesh: A Case Report

  • Eyituoyo OKOTURO, (BDS, FWACS)
  • Victor Olabode OGUNBANJO, (BDS, FWACS, FICS, FCID)
  • Anslem OSASUYI, (BDS, FWACS)
Keywords: Orbital blowout, titanium mesh.

Abstract

Blunt trauma to the orbit often results in orbital blowout fracture involving the floor or medial wall of the
orbit. Additionally, herniation of fat, connective and muscular tissues through the fractured segments
usually arise and may necessitate intervention. A 47-year old woman presented at the hospital of study, with
a 7-day history of pain and bruising in the right periorbital region secondary to a fall. Examination revealed
perorbital ecchymosis with associated subconjuctival haemorrhage as well as diplopia. A CT scan of the face
revealed a defect in the right orbital floor, with herniation of orbital tissues into the right maxillary antrum.
Surgery was done 11 days after injury using titanium orbital mesh after herniation of orbital soft tissue was
relieved. Post-operative review was uneventful.

Author Biographies

Eyituoyo OKOTURO, (BDS, FWACS)

Regional Head & Neck surgical Oncology Division, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Lagos State University
College Of Medicine / Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State, ** Department OF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos State
University College Of Medicine / Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State,

Victor Olabode OGUNBANJO, (BDS, FWACS, FICS, FCID)

Regional Head & Neck surgical Oncology Division, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Lagos State University
College Of Medicine / Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State, ** Department OF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos State
University College Of Medicine / Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State,

Anslem OSASUYI, (BDS, FWACS)

Regional Head & Neck surgical Oncology Division, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Lagos State University
College Of Medicine / Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State, ** Department OF Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Lagos State
University College Of Medicine / Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State,

Published
2017-03-21