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March 1935

ORBITAL ABSCESS (FOLLOWING FOREIGN BODY OF ORBIT) AND MENINGITIS WITH RECOVERY

Arch Ophthalmol. 1935;13(3):445-446. doi:10.1001/archopht.1935.00840030139009

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Abstract

A case history of orbital abscess resulting from foreign body in the orbit is reported, as this condition occurs infrequently at Charity Hospital despite the large number of patients treated for diseases of the eye. Furthermore, this case exemplifies the difficulty in diagnosing the presence of a nonopaque foreign body. Even the roentgenogram is of no value in such cases. Although probing of the external wound was done at the time of admission, the foreign bodies in this case were located only during enucleation.

REPORT OF A CASE

History.—P. D., a boy, was found unconscious by his parents after a fall which occurred while he was playing alone. After approximately fifteen minutes, he regained consciousness and showed no evidence of injury except that the left eye began to show signs of trauma. It was assumed that he probably had struck his eye on a box which was nearby,

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