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Patterns of transorbital intracranial injury: a review and comparison of occult and non-occult cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16950246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present an illustrative case of occult transorbital penetrating intracranial injury in a child, and review the literature concerning patterns of low-velocity, non-projectile injury during the era of modern CT and MRI study. Review of the mechanism of injury and analysis of surface entry site of penetration in 38 cases suggests recurring patterns of injury in occult and non-occult cases. A classification system based on surface entry zone site is applied to these injuries. Knowledge of the classification system should increase clinical suspicion for this type of often occult, penetrating orbito-cranial injury and direct appropriate investigation to provide earlier detection and diagnosis of the transorbital, intracranial penetration.
Roger E Turbin; Dawn N Maxwell; Paul D Langer; Larry P Frohman; Basil Hubbi; Leo Wolansky; Mayumi Mori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Survey of ophthalmology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0039-6257     ISO Abbreviation:  Surv Ophthalmol     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-04     Completed Date:  2006-10-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404551     Medline TA:  Surv Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Medicine and Dentistry-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey 07103, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / classification,  diagnosis*
Eye Injuries, Penetrating / classification,  diagnosis*
Eyelids / injuries*
Head Injuries, Penetrating / classification,  diagnosis*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Orbit / injuries*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Visual Fields

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