Long-Term Results of Orbital Roof Repair with Titanium Mesh in a Case of Traumatic Intraorbital Encephalocele: A Case Report and Review of Literature

ARSLAN E., ARSLAN S., Kalkisim S., Arslan A., KUZEYLİ K.

CRANIOMAXILLOFACIAL TRAUMA & RECONSTRUCTION, vol.9, no.3, pp.255-259, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0036-1581064
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.255-259
  • Keywords: intraorbital encephalocele, titanium mesh, reconstruction, BLOW-IN FRACTURES, INJURIES, SKULL
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Orbital roof fractures associated with cranial and maxillofacial trauma are rarely encountered. Traumatic intraorbital encephaloceles due to orbital roof fractures developing in the early posttraumatic period are even rarer. A variety of materials, such as alloplastic implants or autogenous materials, have been used for the reconstruction of orbital roof, but data regarding the long-term results of these materials are very limited. We report a case of intraorbital encephalocele developing in the early posttraumatic period (2 days) in a child patient and the long-term results of titanium mesh used for the reconstruction of the orbital roof. The case is presented with a pertinent review of literature.