CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · CMTR Open 2017; 01(01): e15-e19
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604033
Case Report
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Treatment of a Penetrating Intraorbital Injury by Rubber Projectile

Laís Pinto1, Alan Motta do Canto1, José Vital Filho2, Ronaldo Rodrigues de Freitas1
  • 1Unit of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Santa Casa de São Paulo School of Medical Sciences, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Further Information

Publication History

29 November 2016

03 May 2017

Publication Date:
19 June 2017 (online)

Abstract

Penetrating injuries caused by rubber projectiles are classified as low-velocity injuries. When the midface is affected, these can cause fractures, eye injuries, and even blindness. Unlike conventional projectiles, the removal of rubber projectiles involving the orbit and correction of associated fractures are mandatory for preventing infection and anophthalmic orbit syndrome, which is characterized by enophthalmos of the prosthesis, superior sulcus depression, and lower eyelid ptosis. This article aims to describe a case of penetrating injury by rubber projectile, associated with the removal and late reconstruction of the orbital walls, and to show the results obtained.

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