Orbital emphysema in COPD with bronchopleural fistula

Daya Upadhyay*, Peter H Sporn

*Corresponding author for this work

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Orbital emphysema is usually a benign, self-limited condition. Intraorbital extension of the entrapped air in the absence of an orbital fracture is extremely rare. Although benign, a careful periodic monitoring of intraocular pressure, optic nerve examinations, and prompt management are warranted in order to prevent tension pneumoobitus secondary to increasing intraorbital pressure by the orbital air.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-188
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of COPD
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 9 2007


  • COPD
  • Orbital emphysema
  • Tension pneumoorbitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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