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Pavlova O.Yu, Serova N.S.

I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. Moscow, Russia.


Purpose. To establish the multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) protocol in patients with midface trauma, to develop the recommendations for images analysis in midface trauma.

Materials and methods. Sixty two patients with midface trauma were admitted to the hospital on the 1-2 day after the injury. MSCT scans were performed during the first days of admission.

Results. MSCT revealed herniation of orbital contents (n=18, 29%), globe trauma (n=7, 11%), injured optic nerve (n=15, 24%) and deformation of eye muscles (n=25, 40%). As well, fractures of the orbital floor (n=62, 100%), lateral (n=62, 100%), medial (n=10, 16%) and superior (n=5, 8%) orbital walls. MSCT assessed multiply fractures of zygomatic bone and arch (n=43, 69%), anterior and lateral maxillary sinus walls (n=45, 72%).

Conclusion. MSCT is the modality of choice in patients with midface trauma. The standardize protocol of MSCT diagnostics has been established as well as the recommendations for images analysis in patients with midface trauma.


Keywords: midface, trauma, MSCT, images analysis.


Corresponding author: Pavlova O.Yu., Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript


For citation: Pavlova O.Yu, Serova N.S. MSCT protocol in midface trauma diagnostics. REJR. 2016; 6 (3):48-53. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2016-6-3-48-53.


Received: 06.08.2016 Accepted: 20.08.2016