Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 28: 46–49 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0692-0 CASE REPORT Serdar Tuncer Æ Erdem Gu¨ ven Æ Ufuk Emekli Sinan Nur Kesim Postoperative orbital emphysema in a patient with nasoorbitoethmoidal fracture: case report Received: 15 April 2004 / Accepted: 14 September 2004 / Published online: 1 July 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 Keywords orbital emphysema Æ facial trauma Æ We report a case of unilateral orbital emphysema nasoorbitoethmoidal fracture Æ forced hyperventilation occurring as a result of forced hyperventilation that was used after extubation to treat laryngospasm in a patient with panfacial fractures. The pathogenesis, prevention, and the management of orbital emphysema are dis- cussed. Introduction Orbital emphysema is the presence of air in the orbit and peri-orbital tissues , it is associated mostly with Case report trauma and fracture of one or more of the bones that surround the orbit . Except for compressed air inju- A 33-year-old male patient was involved in a motor ries, the presence of air within the orbit implies a com- vehicle accident, he sustained multiple facial bone frac- munication between an air–containing cavity (the tures, cerebral concussion, and a fracture of the left hu- paranasal sinuses or the nose) and the orbit. Orbital
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Published: Aug 1, 2005
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