Imaging Evaluation of Facial Complex Strut Fractures
- Autori: LO CASTO, A.; Priolo, G.; Garufi, A.; Purpura, P.; Salerno, S.; LA TONA, G.; Coppolino, F.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2012
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
High-resolution multidetector computed tomography with multiplanar reformations and 3-D postprocessing often provides the detail necessary for preoperative assessment of facial injuries. Maxillofacial fractures are classified in the following manner: upper face fractures, midface fractures (the most frequent), Le Fort fractures, and lower face or mandible fractures. The facial skeleton is a framework of vertical and horizontal buttresses that ensures a better resistance to trauma, but serves also as reference for maxillofacial surgery to restore facial size and shape. Radiologists should know how to diagnose and report the main types of facial fracture.