Intraorbital glass foreign body missed on CT imaging

Edwin C. Figueira, Ian C. Francis, Geoffrey A. Wilcsek*

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A 36-year-old woman presented with a 7-week history of foreign body sensation in the superior right orbit after orbital trauma sustained during an accidental face-down fall onto a broken drinking glass. CT identified a 10.35 × 3.91-mm radiopaque foreign body in the right orbit superolateral to the globe. Orbital exploration superficial to the levator palpebrae superioris aponeurosis in close proximity to the site occupied by the CT-identified foreign body revealed an additional glass intraorbital foreign body, 4.0 × 2.5 × 0.25 mm in dimension. The second glass foreign body was entirely missed on the preoperative, 1-mm axial scans combined with sagittal and coronal reconstructed images and plain radiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


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