Traumatic evulsion of the globe: A very rare complication of maxillofacial trauma

Tuncbilek G., Isci E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.19, no.2, pp.313-315, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e318163e2db
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.313-315
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Maxillofacial trauma may cause eye injury besides fractures of the facial skeleton. However, evulsion of the globe is a rare event, and there are only a few reports of true total enucleation of the globes in the literature. We report a 23-year-old man who was a victim of motorcycle accident, with enucleation of the globe, evulsion of the septal cartilage, and midfacial fractures. We reviewed and discussed the literature of traumatic evulsion of the globes in maxillofacial traumas.