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A 5-year-old girl with left upper eyelid swelling
Digital Journal of Ophthalmology 2012
Volume 18, Number 4
December 31, 2012
DOI: 10.5693/djo.03.2012.05.001
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Syed Shoeb Ahmad, MBBS, MS, FAEH, FCLI | Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Shuaibah Abdul Ghani, MS | Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Khoo Say Peng, MS | Dr Peter Kong Specialist Eye Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Puliventhan Sellamuthu, MS | Department of Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Differential Diagnosis
Orbitocranial foreign bodies may result from occupational accidents, gunshot injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or be self-inflicted. Most foreign bodies are metallic, wooden, or glass. Occasionally, they might be missed on conventional imaging techniques such as plain X-ray or ultrasound. Thus a high index of suspicion and proper radiological studies such as CT scan or MRI should be performed in these cases.
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