Household objects as a cause of self-inflicted orbital apex syndrome

Janice B. Lasky, K. David Epley, James W. Karesh*

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This report describes two cases of self-inflicted penetrating nonprojectile orbitointracranial injury. Suicide attempts caused by these types of injuries are very rare. An understanding of the orbital and intracranial anatomy and the avoidance head turn help to predict potential injury sites. Computed tomography and cerebral angiography were helpful in the treatment of these two cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-558
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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