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Penetrating orbital trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6680605     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A small number of patients suffer penetrating injury to the orbit in the absence of trauma to the globe. Hospital records from the Jules Stein Eye Institute and affiliated hospitals were reviewed to obtain such cases. Five cases of penetrating orbital trauma, in which the globe was spared, are discussed. Many of the injuries initially appeared trivial but subsequent complications were severe. A review of these cases suggests that the shape and speed of the penetrating object, the anatomical location of the entry wound, and the physical characteristics of intraorbital structures determine the character and severity of orbital injuries.
J R Hoffman; R W Neuhaus; H I Baylis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-15     Completed Date:  1985-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / etiology
Orbit / injuries*
Pneumocephalus / etiology
Wounds, Penetrating / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology

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