Orbital emphysema following remote skull trauma

Sandra M. Brown, Gary Lissner*

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In an unusual case of orbital emphysema following nose blowing, a reliable patient history and examination demonstrated no direct trauma to the orbit. Blunt posterior skull trauma was sustained several hours before the development of the orbital emphysema. A "seismic" transmittal of force to the orbital walls is postulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1995


  • Eye trauma
  • Orbital emphysema
  • Orbital wall fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology


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