HomePhilippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeryvol. 26 no. 1 (2011)

Basosquamous carcinoma, nasal, auricular, periocular poorer prognosis

Ian C. Bickle



This 37 year-old male patient underwent high resolution CT imaging of the face including paranasal sinuses following trauma.
Computed tomography (CT) has a well-established role in the assessment of the facial bones in the context of trauma, in particular for fractures involving the paranasal sinuses and orbit. High resolution imaging permits isotropic reconstruction in multiple planes. Its use in imaging the contents of orbit itself is more select, with both direct clinical examination and even orbital ultrasound used to assess the globe and lens of the eye. Traumatic dislocation of the lens of the eye may entail the partial or complete translocation of the lens from its normal position within the anterior aspect of the eye. The high attenuation lens ‘floats’, within the vitreous of the globe.