Department of Otolaryngology, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento
Use of intraoperative computed tomography during repair of orbitozygomatic fractures. Stanley RB Jr. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 1999;1(1):19-24.
Objective: To assess the practicality and potential benefits of intraoperative computed tomography using a mobile scanner in the operating room during repair of orbitozygomatic fractures.
Setting: Level I trauma center.
Design: Twenty-five patients undergoing open reduction of a unilateral displaced fracture of the zygoma and/or repair of a blow-out fracture of the orbit with cranial bone grafts were placed into a radiolucent head holder and interfaced with the mobile scanner. Spatial vectors were drawn on scans displayed on a computer monitor to allow intraoperative side-to-side comparison of the position of the malar prominences and orbital walls. Corrections of fracture reduction or bone graft position were made as indicated by the comparisons.
Strong EB. Intraoperative Computed Tomography for Repair of Facial Fractures. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(3):159-161. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.1397