Globe rupture

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

Presentation

Severe blunt trauma to the face and left eye.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male
CT

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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Case information

rID: 66986
Published: 15th Mar 2019
Last edited: 19th Mar 2019
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