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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Lines of Dolan and the elephants of Rogers

What are the lines of Dolan?

  • They are three anatomic contours best seen on the Waters view (occipitomental view )of the face, and they were first popularized by Dolan et al.
  • As you can see, the 3 lines of Dolan lead the eye along some facially important structures.
  • Lee Rogers pointed out that the 2nd and 3rd lines together form the profile of an elephant.

 

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ZMC fractures = Zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures or Tripod fractures

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