Maxillo-facial radiology case 138

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    Two cases of intentional knife wounds of the maxillofacial region, examples of trauma cases which do present fairly often at the Hospital for treatment. Clinical and radiological examination of Case 1 (Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4) revealed that the knife had passed through the right lateral wall of the orbit. The point of the knife was palpable subcutaneously near the left nasal bridge. There was proptosis and ptosis of the right eye. The knife blade was withdrawn along the same path as it had been inserted, with the patient under general anaesthesia. Case 2 (Figures 5 and 6) presented with a knife protruding from the patient's eye socket. Radiographic examination revealed the path and the size of the knife. The knife was removed surgically in the same manner as the previous case. These deliberately inflicted injuries to the maxillofacial region are grouped into a syndrome under what name?