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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 421-424

Endoscopy-assisted extraction of orbital and nasal foreign body


1 Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
2 Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University; Department of Optometry, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Cheng-Hsien Chang
Department of Ophthalmology, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, No. 2, Yude Road, North District, Taichung 404
Taiwan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tjo.tjo_47_20

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Penetrating orbital injury with a foreign body is a complex problem that requires an interdisciplinary therapeutic approach. Conventionally, an external approach using either transconjuntival or transseptal entry is used by an ophthalmologist. However, there is a risk of damage to the optic nerve and orbital tissue using only the traditional approach. This study concerns a 36-year-old male who has an intra-orbital foreign body (OrbFB). Timely three-dimensional reconstruction computed tomography scan demonstrated an 8-cm-long intra-OrbFB adjacent to the optic nerve penetrating to the contralateral nasal cavity. Endoscopic inspection confirmed a chopstick fragment. Assisted by transnasal endoscopy, the chopstick penetrating from the orbit to the nasal cavity was smoothly removed. Nasal endoscopy is useful for an ophthalmologist in removing foreign body in the orbit.


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