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Traumatic transconjunctival orbital emphysema.
  1. E M Stroh and
  2. P T Finger
  1. Department of Ophthalmology, North Shore University Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, Manhasset, New York 11030.

    Abstract

    Orbital emphysema can be produced by trans-conjunctival migration of air from a high pressure airgun. In an industrial accident an 8 mm conjunctival laceration was produced in the superior fornix which acted as a portal of entry for air into the subconjunctival, subcutaneous, and retrobulbar spaces. Computed tomography revealed no evidence of orbital fracture and showed that traumatic orbital emphysema occurred without a broken orbital bone.

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