Face - Zygomatic arch fracture - OM view

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Face - Zygomatic arch fracture - OM view

  • Look for the 'elephant's trunk' appearance of the zygomatic arch
  • Comparing the symptomatic side with the asymptomatic side can help reveal an abnormal contour of the zygomatic arch

Face - Zygomatic arch fracture - OM30 view

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Face - Zygomatic arch fracture - OM30 view

  • (Same patient as image above)
  • The zygomatic arch fracture is more easily seen on the OM30 (Occipito-Mental 30°) image
  • On the left (the non-injured side) overlying structures give the impression of a fracture, but careful scrutiny shows the cortex is intact