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Transorbital impalement by a wooden stick in a 3-year-old child

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title = "Transorbital impalement by a wooden stick in a 3-year-old child",
abstract = "We present a case of a 3-year-old girl with a transorbital impalement injury due to a wooden stick penetrating the lower inferior palpebra and progressing through the orbita, after the child jumped from a table and hit a wooden basket containing pieces of exposed stick. CT revealed the stick progressing transorbitally through the medial wall and terminating just below the sella turcica. The stick was successfully removed by neurosurgical and ophthalmological specialists. The eye was subsequently inspected, and showed no pathological findings. The girl was treated with topical chloramphenicol and discharged 2 days later. Follow-up examination 2 months after the trauma demonstrated normal visual acuity and ocular motility, with no diplopia, tearing or pain.",
author = "Anders Damm and Lauritsen, {Anne {\O}berg} and Kristian Klemp and Nielsen, {Rikke Vibe}",
note = "2015 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1136/bcr-2015-211885",
language = "English",
volume = "2015",
journal = "JMM Case Reports",
issn = "1757-790X",
publisher = "B M J Group",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Transorbital impalement by a wooden stick in a 3-year-old child

AU - Damm, Anders

AU - Lauritsen, Anne Øberg

AU - Klemp, Kristian

AU - Nielsen, Rikke Vibe

N1 - 2015 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - We present a case of a 3-year-old girl with a transorbital impalement injury due to a wooden stick penetrating the lower inferior palpebra and progressing through the orbita, after the child jumped from a table and hit a wooden basket containing pieces of exposed stick. CT revealed the stick progressing transorbitally through the medial wall and terminating just below the sella turcica. The stick was successfully removed by neurosurgical and ophthalmological specialists. The eye was subsequently inspected, and showed no pathological findings. The girl was treated with topical chloramphenicol and discharged 2 days later. Follow-up examination 2 months after the trauma demonstrated normal visual acuity and ocular motility, with no diplopia, tearing or pain.

AB - We present a case of a 3-year-old girl with a transorbital impalement injury due to a wooden stick penetrating the lower inferior palpebra and progressing through the orbita, after the child jumped from a table and hit a wooden basket containing pieces of exposed stick. CT revealed the stick progressing transorbitally through the medial wall and terminating just below the sella turcica. The stick was successfully removed by neurosurgical and ophthalmological specialists. The eye was subsequently inspected, and showed no pathological findings. The girl was treated with topical chloramphenicol and discharged 2 days later. Follow-up examination 2 months after the trauma demonstrated normal visual acuity and ocular motility, with no diplopia, tearing or pain.

U2 - 10.1136/bcr-2015-211885

DO - 10.1136/bcr-2015-211885

M3 - Journal article

VL - 2015

JO - JMM Case Reports

JF - JMM Case Reports

SN - 1757-790X

ER -

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