Delayed orbital subperiosteal hemorrhage after blunt trauma


Yazici B., Taner P.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.23, no.4, pp.315-316, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/iop.0b013e31806ad750
  • Journal Name: OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-316

Abstract

A 21-year-old man presented with sudden-onset orbital hemorrhage, vision loss, and epistaxis 4 days after experiencing blunt trauma. Computed tomography revealed a subperiosteal hematoma in the medial orbit, extending to the orbital apex, and fractures of the medial and inferior orbital walls. After the hematoma was evacuated through a medial orbitotomy, orbital and visual symptoms improved. Although rare, vision-threatening subperiosteal hemorrhages may develop days after blunt orbital trauma and may require surgical evacuation.