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Unusual Missed Diagnosis of Foreign Body: A Case Report

Authors Chowdhary S, Garg P, Sawhney V, Pandya A, Sambhav K, Gupta S

Received 22 January 2020

Accepted for publication 8 April 2020

Published 19 May 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 187—190


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

Somya Chowdhary,1 Pooja Garg,2 Vivek Sawhney,2 Abhijit Pandya,2 Kumar Sambhav,3 Shailesh Gupta2

1Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA; 2Specialty Retina Centre, Coral Springs, FL, USA; 3Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Correspondence: Shailesh Gupta
Specialty Retina Centre, Coral Springs, FL 33067, USA
Tel +1561 322-3588

Background: Penetrating intraorbital foreign body (IOFB) is usually associated with high-velocity trauma forces around the eye. IOFB injury to globe or optic nerve is considered a surgical emergency; an immediate diagnosis and management plan is generally indicated.
Methods: A case report (design). The patient was a 78-year-old male presented with diminution of vision of the right eye following a high-velocity injury. The patient was noted to have a closed globe injury with associated retinal detachment and vitreous hemorrhage. An initial orbital CT scan did not reveal any IOFB, despite and intact globe. However, repeat a CT head and orbit scan revealed an intracranial magnetic foreign body lodged in the right frontal lobe.
Conclusion: A CT scan of the brain and paranasal sinuses should be obtained along with a CT orbit in case of high-velocity orbital/ocular trauma.

Keywords: intraorbital foreign body, IOFB, intracranial foreign body, CT scan, retinal detachment

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