Case Report


Le fort II fracture: Post workplace head injury

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1 Senior Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Sultanate of Oman

2 Specialist, Department of Emergency Medicine Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Sultanate of Oman

3 Specialist, Accident & Emergency Department King Hamad University Hospital, Al Sayh Bahrain

4 Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center USA

5 Senior Specialist, Department of Radiology Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Sultanate of Oman

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Muhammad Faisal Khilji

Department of Emergency Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, P. O. Box 38, P. C.123, AL–Khod,

Sultanate of Oman

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Article ID: 100962Z01AE2018

doi: 10.5348/100962Z01AE2018CR

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Elshehry A, Khilji MF, Buhassan SS, Obaid A, Hamid RS. Le fort II fracture: Post workplace head injury. Int J Case Rep Images 2018;9:100962Z01AE2018.

ABSTRACT


We present a case of a 55-year-old male presenting to Emergency Department (ED) of a tertiary care hospital with complaints of nausea, vomiting and headache after head injury due to accidental trauma by hammer on his head while working on his job. There was history of loss of consciousness. He suffered forehead, nasal bridge and upper lip injuries. Eye movements and vision was normal bilaterally. X–ray and computed tomography (CT) of facial bones showed pterygoid plates, maxillary sinuses and orbital floors fracture bilaterally. CT head showed frontal contusion and hemorrhage. The diagnosis of Le fort II fracture was made, which was repaired surgically by oromaxillary facial surgery team and patient was discharged after one week of uneventful recovery. Our case is the first report of Le fort II fracture from Bahrain.

Keywords: Bahrain, Computerized tomography, Facial bones, Le fort fracture, Trauma

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Author Contributions:

Ashraf Elshehry - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

Muhammad Faisal Khilji - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

Sara Saad Buhassan - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

Aladdin Obaid - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

Rana Shoaib Hamid - Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis of data, Interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published

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The corresponding author is the guarantor of submission.

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Written informed consent was obtained from the patient for publication of this case report.

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All relevant data are within the paper and its Supporting Information files.

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