Traumatic globe rupture

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis certain


Traumatic ruptured left globe. Foreign body in the globe?

Patient Data

Age: 32 years old
Gender: Male

CT Orbits


Left eye ras reduced size and shows irregularities of its posterior contours, hemorrhagic vitreous, and gas locules in the vitreous and aqueous chambers. A 7.4 mm metallic foreign body lays in the inferior aspect of the left orbit just bellow the lateral rectus muscle, and causes local streak artefacts. Small intraconal gas locule, the remainder of the left orbit structures appear unremarkable. Right orbit has normal appearances. No fractures within the imaged facial bones. Mucosal thickening and retention cysts in the maxillary sinuses, opacification of the anterior ethmoid cells. Paranasal sinuses are otherwise normal.

Case Discussion

Traumatic left eye injuries and orbital metallic foreign body. 

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