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Retention of wooden foreign bodies in the orbit.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6991074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of retention of wooden foreign bodies in the orbit are presented. Both patients had a draining fistula. A brain abscess developed in one and a foreign body granuloma in the other. In both cases computerized tomography was very helpful in localizing the foreign bodies and the sequelae. In such cases a subperiosteal surgical approach provides good exposure and minimizes the damage to the orbital contents. A high degree of suspicion of penetration of the orbit is essential in tree branch injuries of the eyelids.
L Brock; H L Tanenbaum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of ophthalmology. Journal canadien d'ophtalmologie     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0008-4182     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1980 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-08-25     Completed Date:  1980-08-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0045312     Medline TA:  Can J Ophthalmol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology
Eyelids / injuries*
Foreign Bodies / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Foreign-Body Reaction / etiology
Granuloma / etiology
Middle Aged
Orbit / injuries*,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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