Black eyebrow sign - orbital emphysema

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Left orbital injury. Fracture?

Patient Data

Age: 42
Gender: Female

Curvilnear lucency in the superior aspect of the left orbit.

Case Discussion

The black eyebrow sign indicates orbital emphysema, typically from a orbital fracture, with air having entered from the adjacent sinuses.

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Case information

rID: 47022
Case created: 28th Jul 2016
Last edited: 28th Jul 2016
System: Head & Neck
Tag: rapids
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included