Globe rupture

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard



Patient Data

Age: 90 years

CT brain and orbits

Large volume acute left intraocular haematoma which extends through a defect within the left globe at its anterior margin just to the right of the midline. Preseptal gas as well as a locule of gas near the insertion of the superior rectus are noted. No retrobulbar haematoma or collection. 

Old right frontal and right inferior cerebellar hemisphere infarcts. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have surgery which confirmed the rupture. 


MICROSCOPIC DESCRIPTION: The material consists almost entirely of blood clot with some platelet layering and with some superficial retinal layers towards one side. There is no evidence of malignancy. Iron staining is negative and there is no tissue organisation indicating recent haemorrhage.

FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Intra-ocular contents: Benign blood clot and some detached retinal tissue.

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Case information

rID: 44680
Published: 29th Jun 2016
Last edited: 29th Jun 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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