Orbital emphysema

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 30 May 2017

Orbital emphysema is the presence of gas within the orbital soft tissues. It is usually due to orbital fractures communicating with the paranasal sinuses but can be caused by penetrating trauma and infection. It is a common finding also after orbital or ocular surgery. 

Location

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