Wooden foreign bodies of the orbit: A diagnostic dilemma

J. S. Saini, K. Mohan, B. Khandalavala

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Penetrating orbital injuries with retention of wooden foreign bodies are relatively rare and account for 5% of orbital fistulae. Wooden foreign bodies of the orbit present considerable diagnostic difficulties even with CT scanning and ultrasonography. Very often the wooden splinters either extrude spontaneously or are found only on exploration of the fistula or orbital abscess. The problems of diagnosis, surgery and medical therapy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • Infection
  • Intraorbital foreign body
  • Surgery
  • Wood fragments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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