Naso-ethmoid fracture

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Background

Evaluation

  • Diffuse tearing and increased intercanthal distance are suggestive
  • Intranasal palpation with hemostat while palpating along bony rim for crepitus

Differential Diagnosis

Maxillofacial Trauma

Management

Prognosis

  • Complications include:
    • Lacrimal disruption
    • Medial canthal ligament rupture
    • Dural tears
    • Intracranial injury seen in up to 70%

See Also

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