Raccoon eyes (photo)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Bilateral bruising of the eyelids is referred to as raccoon eyes.

Case Discussion

Raccoon eyes in a patient with base of skull fractures, particularly involving the anterior cranial fossa. Usually, the tarsal plate limits the extension of blood into the margins of the eyelids, unless the orbital septum is disrupted (as in this case).

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Case information

rID: 76634
Published: 28th Apr 2020
Last edited: 28th Apr 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included