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Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;68(1):219-221. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_569_19.

An unusual case of orbitocranial wooden foreign body with amazing outcome: A case report.

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DNB Resident, Department of Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Medical Director, Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Guwahati, Assam, India.


Penetrating orbitocranial injuries can present with foreign body/bodies (FBs) lodged in eye, orbit, and/or brain. But limited literatures are available about FBs lodged partly in orbit and partly intracranially. Here, we present a rare case of orbitocranial wooden FB impacted in right palpebral aperture extending intracranially following accidental fall from height. Unexpectedly, the patient himself removed the FB in fully conscious and oriented state while waiting for neurosurgical intervention, later completely recovered under observation and antibiotic prophylaxis. Therefore, it is important to have high suspicion of intracranial extension in impacted orbital FBs and a team approach for managing such cases.


Accidental; intracranially; orbit; orbitocranial wooden [bamboo] foreign body; penetrating orbitocranial injuries

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