Orbital bony anatomy and orbital fractures

R. A. Zaldívar, M. S. Lee, A. R. Harrison

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The bony orbit surrounds and protects the globe. Orbital fractures are common and may involve one or all of the walls. This article reviews the orbital bony anatomy as well as blowout, medial wall, and tripod fractures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Eye
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780123742032
ISBN (Print)9780123741981
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Blowout fracture
  • Bony orbit
  • Ethmoid bone
  • Frontal bone
  • Lacrimal bone
  • Maxillary bone
  • Orbit
  • Orbital fracture
  • Sphenoid bone
  • Tripod fracture
  • Zygomatic bone

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