Pearls of nasoorbitoethmoid trauma management

Semin Plast Surg. 2010 Nov;24(4):383-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1269767.


Nasoorbitoethmoid fractures account for ∼5% of adult and 15% of pediatric facial fractures. The appropriate management of these injuries requires an understanding of the anatomic features of the region, the classification of injury severity, assessment, and treatment methods. The purpose of this article is to provide a general overview of the topic, with a more specific focus on the pearls of managing these fractures. Prompt and proper management of these injuries can achieve both adequate functional and aesthetic outcomes.

Keywords: NOE fractures; Nasoorbitoethmoid fractures; central fragment; epiphora; facial trauma; medial canthal tendon; nasolacrimal duct.