Turkish Neurosurgery 2002 , Vol 12 , Num 3-4
TRAUMATIC SUPERIOR ORBITAL FISSURE SYNDROME: CASE REPORT
Haluk DEDA1, radi DEMRC2
1Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
2Ankara Gven Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
The superior orbital fissure syndrome (SOFS) is a very rare condition, especially due to trauma and it's therapeutic managements are still controversial. We present a case of SOFS and discus the timing and variety of surgical approaches.

Although in most cases, a partial to complete spontaneous recovery of SOFS is to be expected, this case supports that decompressive surgery is the most effective method and must be performed as soon as possible, if there is a retrobulber hematoma or clear radiological evidence of compression by bone displacement. Keywords : Superior orbital fissure syndrome, trauma, surgery