Early treatment of orbital floor fractures with catheter balloon in children

Albert Gatot, Ferit Tovi

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    Abstract

    Fifteen pediatric patients with orbital floor fractures were successfully treated early, following injury by a transantrally introduced catheter-balloon technique. The latter stabilizes and supports the torn, but still vascularized periosteum at the edges of the fracture and also serves as a guide for its further proliferation and new bone formation. Apart from a transient anesthesia in the dermatome of the infraorbital nerve in certain patients no complication or sequela was noted in this series. Accordingly early repair with the use of catheter-balloon appears to be a viable alternative in the repair of orbital floor fracture in children.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-101
    Number of pages5
    JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Volume21
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1991

    Keywords

    • Antrostomy
    • Blow-out fracture
    • Catheter balloon
    • Orbital floor fracture

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