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Recognition of transorbital intracranial injury ||FREE PAPER||

Authors Roger E Turbin, Flora Levin, Dawn N Maxwell

Published 15 June 2007 Volume 2007:1(1) Pages 85—89


Roger E Turbin, Flora Levin, Dawn N Maxwell

Institute of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA

Abstract: Eyelid or periocular wounds may be the only initial sign of occult, penetrating intracranial trauma. As in this case, the failure to recognize the injury may contribute to serious and potentially life-threatening complications. The discussion emphasizes that a high degree of suspicion and knowledge of patterns of occult penetrating orbito-cranial injury may help direct appropriate radiological imaging and lead to earlier, accurate diagnosis.

Keywords: Intracrancial penetration, transorbital, orbito-cranial

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