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Transorbital penetrating injury of the paranasal sinuses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10209625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Penetrating injuries of the paranasal sinuses due to foreign bodies are rare, especially as a result of a traffic accident. Here we report a patient with a ballpoint pen lodged in his left eye following a traffic accident. The pen extended from the medial aspect of the left orbit, through the left ethmoid sinus and the nasal septum, to the right sphenoid sinus. We removed the pen uneventfully using endoscopic sinus surgery. There are no similar reports in the English literature and we therefore present this case because of its rarity.
M R Wu; C T Shih; C W Yeh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-04     Completed Date:  1999-05-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1202-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, Taipei Municipal Jen-Ai Hospital, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic*
Foreign Bodies / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Paranasal Sinuses / injuries*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery

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