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Carl-Peter Cornelius, Nils Gellrich, Søren Hillerup, Kenji Kusumoto, Warren Schubert

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Edward Ellis III, Kazuo Shimozato

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Daniel Buchbinder

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Le Fort I, linear fracture

Definition

A simple fracture line extends from the piriform aperture through the lateral maxillary and lateral nasal walls to the posterior region and will often include a segment of pterygoid plates.


Le Fort I fracture
Le Fort I fracture

Radiographic findings

3-D CT scans show a Le Fort I fracture in the same patient.

Le Fort I fracture
Le Fort I fracture
Le Fort I fracture