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Stab wound to the face!

Stab wound to the face!

Today we bring a case that surpasses any concept of "luck": this patient carried a knife in the face, and the blade penetrated the medial face of the orbit, but without causing major damage to the patient's eyes. The knife was removed, the patient was sutured and continues to see well!

Transorbital penetrating injuries are dangerous as the walls of orbit are very thin, hence easily broken by the otherwise innocent objects. Because of the very critical anatomical area involved, these injuries pose a serious challenge to the treating team and are often associated with serious complications and delayed sequelae. Prompt evaluation by utilizing the best diagnostic modality available and timely interference to remove them are the key aspects to avoid damage to vital organs surrounding the injury and to minimize late complications.


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