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February 1972

Fractures of the Orbit: Proceedings of the Symposium on Orbital Fractures, Amsterdam, April 19-20, 1969.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1972;87(2):241-242. doi:10.1001/archopht.1972.01000020243030

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This volume represents a rather extensive coverage of the various aspects of orbital fractures by more than 30 contributors who participated in a symposium held in Amsterdam in April of 1969. The book is divided into three portions: (1) diagnosis and indications for operation, (2) treatment of fresh orbital fractures, and (3) treatment of old orbital fractures. Because blow-out fractures represent a large portion of the fractures involving the orbit, much of the book is devoted to this type of fracture. Although the book appears to be written primarily by and for ophthalmologists, the role of other disciplines is clearly outlined. The roentgenologist, otolaryngologist, and neurosurgeon are essential in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of the orbital fractures. In the first portion of the book on diagnosis and indications for operation, various radiological techniques are covered in considerable detail including orbitography, tomography, and special views for the

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