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An extraordinary orbital foreign body.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21464792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report a unique case of a broken motorbike handle that presented as a bilateral orbital foreign body. A 30-year-old male sustained an injury to the right side of his face when he skidded from his motorbike while riding. He had bilateral sudden loss of vision and presented to emergency services with bilateral proptosis, motility restriction, and a right lower eyelid laceration. CT scan revealed a 7-cm-long motorbike handle lodged in the retrobulbar space of both orbits, close to the cribriform plate. Left lateral orbitotomy was performed to remove the foreign body; the right eye regained normal vision and function. The unique features of this case include the nature of the foreign body, its bilateral location, its proximity to the optic nerve and cribriform plate, and the challenges in its removal. The clinical presentation and management is presented, along with the surgical video.
Milind N Naik; Sima Das; Fasina Oluyemi; Santosh G Honavar
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-10     Completed Date:  2012-01-20     Revised Date:  2013-05-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e149-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Ophthalmic and Plastic Surgery, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Exophthalmos / etiology
Eye Foreign Bodies / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Eye Injuries, Penetrating / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Eyelids / injuries
Ocular Motility Disorders / etiology
Ophthalmologic Surgical Procedures
Orbit / injuries*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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