An unusual entry site of an intraorbital foreign body in a child

Mallika Prem Senthil, Y Chong, A Tan, Ingping Tang, S Aziz, H Lee

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Intraorbital foreign bodies (IOrbFB) are associated with both sight and life threatening injuries. We report a case of an IOrbFB associated with retrobulbar hemorrhage and injury of the frontal sinus in an 11 year-old boy, after history of fall from the tree. Imaging studies revealed a metallic foreign body (FB) in the orbit and fracture of the walls of the frontal sinus. The usual entry route of an IOrbFB is either through the eye or orbital walls and extremely rare through the paranasal sinuses. This is the first reported case of a FB entering the orbit through the frontal sinus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-362
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


  • CT imaging
  • Intraorbital foreign body
  • Ocular trauma
  • Penetrating injury
  • Retro bulbar haemorrhage


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