Spontaneous Resorption of a Penetrating Orbital Bone Fracture Fragment

Ashley A. Campbell, Mary Elizabeth Cunnane, Gavin P. Dunn, Stacy Tutt Gray, Daniel R. Lefebvre

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The authors describe a 20-year-old man who sustained multiple facial fractures in a high-speed motor vehicle crash, including a bone fragment from a skull base fracture that penetrated the orbital soft tissues superomedially. Serial CT scans documented spontaneous resorption over a 6-month period. While it is known that autologous bone grafts used in craniofacial reconstruction exhibit variable amounts of bone resorption, the complete resorption of an intraorbital fracture fragment has not been documented in the literature. His clinical care and the report of his case were undertaken in a fashion in accordance with the principles of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act regulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e123-e125
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 21 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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