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The orbital puncture wound: intracranial complications of a retained foreign body.

Authors
  • Kazarian, E L
  • Stokes, N A
  • Flynn, J T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1980
Volume
17
Issue
4
Pages
247–250
Identifiers
PMID: 7411338
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Retaining orbital foreign body produces devastating consequences, particularly when there is central nervous system involvement. A case is presented of a retained orbital foreign body that presented through the superior orbital fissure and caused recurrent brain abscesses and hydrocephalus. Clinical and x-ray evidence of foreign body has been reviewed and the management of these injuries discussed.

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