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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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VARGAS TORRES, Edgar Andrés. Medical-legal analysis of blow out fracture of the orbit: case report. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2023, vol.40, n.1, pp.4-16. ISSN 2215-5287.

The orbital blow out fracture is one of the most common fractures at facial level, so its importance lies in knowing how to identify them due to the clinical masking that may or may not be present. It is of vital importance to complement the clinical evaluation with imaging studies to confirm the clinical suspicions. Otherwise, if the patient does not consult a surgical medical service, the loss of functional capacity or the persistent debilitation in health caused by the fracture cannot be validated in a Forensic Medical Report of Sequelae.

Keywords : Craneal fractures; forensic medicine; facial injuries; eye and diplopia.

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