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


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.


orbitocranial foreign body; penetrating injury; transorbital injury

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