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February 1976

Persistent Sensory Disturbances and Diplopia Following Fractures of the Zygoma

Author Affiliations

From the departments of otorhinolaryngology and plastic and reconstructive surgery, University of Bergen, Norway. Dr Nordgaard is now with the University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1976;102(2):80-82. doi:10.1001/archotol.1976.00780070058004

• In a follow-up study of 124 patients with fractures of the zygoma, 100 of whom had undergone surgery, sensory disturbances of the infraorbital nerve, mostly to a very moderate degree, were found in 46% of those operated on. Slight imperfections of the fracture reduction had no influence on the results, and no substantial difference in outcome was found between the different surgical methods employed.

The diplopia that persisted in five patients was due to reduced motility of the globe, without any displacement or sign of loss of orbital contents.

(Arch Otolaryngol 102:80-82, 1976)

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