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Silent orbitocranial penetration by a pencil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9681316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To emphasise the value of computed tomography even in the absence of symptoms in a case of penetrating injury of the upper eyelid. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: Although clinically asymptomatic, penetration of upper eyelid was associated with intracranial penetration that left a track in the brain parenchyma. CONCLUSIONS: Computed tomography of orbit and brain is an important investigation, even in seemingly trivial eyelid injury, to reveal the full extent of the damage.
S Dinakaran; P J Noble
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of accident & emergency medicine     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1351-0622     ISO Abbreviation:  J Accid Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-15     Completed Date:  1998-10-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433751     Medline TA:  J Accid Emerg Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Injuries / radiography*
Child, Preschool
Eye Injuries, Penetrating / radiography*
Foreign Bodies / radiography*
Orbit / injuries*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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