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Carneiro Jr. J.T.,Former Hospital Universitario Joao Of Barros Barreto Ufpa | da Silva Tabosa A.K.,Hospital Universitario Joao Of Barros Barreto Ufpa | de Souza Jr. F.J.,Hospital da Ordem Terceira | Shinohara E.H.,Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Group | Shinohara E.H.,Sao Paulo State University
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Year: 2011

Introduction: Impacted knife injuries in the maxillofacial region are rare and infrequently reported. In cases of injury involving orbit or eye, these reports are even rarer. Discussion: Damage to the orbital contents may result in a rupture of the globe, extraocular muscle injury, lacrimal gland damage, and others. Orbital foreign bodies are not only difficult to detect, and clinical features vary according to its size, characteristics, shape, penetrating method, and site. In this report, a case of abducens nerve palsy after orbitoethmoidal knife injury is presented. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

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