Ocular foreign body

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Presentation

Pre-MRI.

Patient Data

Age: 69
Gender: Male
X-ray

3 mm metallic foreign body is projected over the superior aspect of the right orbit.

Case Discussion

Screening for metallic foreign bodies with plain radiography has a sensitivity of ~80%. Intraocular ferromagnetic foreign bodies have the potential to move and cause ocular damage. 

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Case information

rID: 33873
Published: 30th Jan 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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