Orbitoethmoidal impacted injury by kitchen knife causing abducens nerve palsy
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, v. 15, n. 2, p. 107-108, 2011.
Carneiro Jr., José Thiers
da Silva Tabosa, Ana Karla
de Souza Jr., Fernando Jordão
Shinohara, Elio Hitoshi
Introduction: Impacted knife injuries in the maxillofacial region are rare and infrequently reported. In cases of injury involving orbit or eye, these reports are even rarer. Discussion: Damage to the orbital contents may result in a rupture of the globe, extraocular muscle injury, lacrimal gland damage, and others. Orbital foreign bodies are not only difficult to detect, and clinical features vary according to its size, characteristics, shape, penetrating method, and site. In this report, a case of abducens nerve palsy after orbitoethmoidal knife injury is presented. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.