Monday, December 3, 2012

Open Globe Injury

CT signs of open globe injury include change in globe contour and volume, scleral discontinuity, intraocular air, and intraocular foreign body. 

NECT images above show contour deformity of the left globe with high density in the posterior chamber compatible with vitreous hemorrhage. CECT obtained several hours later (third image) shows loss of volume of the left globe. The patient was found to have a ruptured globe after sustaining a penetrating injury.

Kubal WS. Imaging of orbital trauma. Radiographics 2008;28:1729-39.

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