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Orbital volume measurement in the management of pure blowout fractures of the orbital floor.
  1. D G Charteris,
  2. C H Chan,
  3. R W Whitehouse and
  4. J L Noble
  1. Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.


    With the recent advent of accurate orbital volume assessment by computed tomography, a retrospective analysis was made of 31 patients with 'pure' blowout fracture of the orbital floor, managed either surgically or conservatively, to determine whether orbital volume measurement could provide an additional parameter of use in the management of such fractures. There was a significant difference in orbital volume discrepancy between patients managed surgically or conservatively suggesting that this investigation may be of use in decision making on surgical intervention in patients with orbital blowout fractures.

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