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Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2014 Jun;7(2):147-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1371545. Epub 2014 Mar 4.

Extraction of Fronto-orbital Shower Hook through Transcranial Orbitotomy.

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1
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale School of Medicine.
2
Department of Neurosurgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Abstract

Transorbital foreign bodies threaten both the integrity of the globe and the brain. We present an unusual case of a penetrating right frontal lobe-orbital metallic shower hook. Extensive intracranial involvement necessitated transcranial orbitotomy allowing for the removal of the object without loss of the globe.

KEYWORDS:

orbitocranial foreign body; penetrating injury; transorbital injury

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