Globe rupture

Case contributed by Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda
Diagnosis almost certain


Severe blunt trauma to the face and left eye.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

The left globe shows loss of its volume, contour and integrity with irregular shape. It appears hyperdense,collapsed simulating flat tyre appearance. It shows thick posterior sclera, internal hyperdensity associated with preseptal soft tissue hematoma, thickening and subcutaneous surgical emphysema. The left optic nerve appears intact in course, size and density. Multiple comminuted fractures of the surrounding facial including orbital bones are seen.

Case Discussion

Posttraumatic left globe rupture assuming a collapsed mushroom appearance.

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