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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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CEBALLOS BARRERA, Manuel C et al. Accidental trauma with eyeball popping-up. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.2, pp.273-280. ISSN 0138-6557.

A 27 year-old male farmer patient was admitted to "Dr. Carlos J. Finlay" Central Military Hospital suffering a penetrating gunshot wound, caused by the retrograde hammer when shooting a handmade hunting shotgun. This injured caused his left eyeball burst, fracture of the outer wall of the orbit and eyelid injuries. Foreign matter was removed. His left eye evisceration was completed. The fractured orbit fragment was repositioned in anatomical position. Intra and periorbital soft tissues were regularized, preparing the orbital cavity for the subsequent placement of prosthesis; and hemostasis was performed, as well as exploration the newly formed cavity by foreign matter in the soft tissues of the frontal-temporal region and eyelid plasty. Eyelid reconstruction and further rehabilitation for aesthetic purposes by ocular prosthesis was successfully achieved.

Keywords : ocular trauma by firearm; evisceration; eyeball pop; intraorbital foreign matter.

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