Intraorbital Wooden Foreign Body: A Case Report

Authors

  • Sanjeeta Sitaula BPKLCOS, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
  • Vijay Gautam BPKLCOS, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v3i3.12248

Keywords:

Computed tomography, Orbital foreign body, Wooden foreign body

Abstract

Intraorbital foreign bodies are one of the commonly encountered orbital problems. They may be sight threatening due to the severity of injury or its complications and even life threatening if not managed appropriately. We present a case of a 24-year old female with history of fall injury from a tree with an impacted intraorbital wooden foreign body. The patient was treated with prophylactic intravenous antibiotics and prompt removal of the foreign body was done under general anesthesia in the operation theatre. The post operative visual recovery was excellent with significant improvement of ocular motility and limited improvement of ptosis. Hence even organic foreign bodies can have good prognosis with timely intervention.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v3i3.12248

Journal of Kathmandu Medical College

Vol. 3, No. 3, Issue 9, Jul.-Sep., 2014, Page: 119-121

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Published

2015-03-03

How to Cite

Sitaula, S., & Gautam, V. (2015). Intraorbital Wooden Foreign Body: A Case Report. Journal of Kathmandu Medical College, 3(3), 119–121. https://doi.org/10.3126/jkmc.v3i3.12248

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