A case of orbital injury by bamboo chips

H. Jinbayashi, I. A. Bhutto, T. Amemiya

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An 8-year-old boy sought medical advice due to perforating injury by a bamboo piece in the left orbit. Computed tomography (CT) on day 2 of injury showed low absorption in the presumed intraorbital foreign body. CT on day 9 showed high absorption values in the area. These CT scans failed to show the foreign body itself. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on day 11 showed a high intensity signal area simulating inflammatory granulation on T1 weighted spin echo images, containing 4 rectangular low signal areas. Surgical removal of foreign bodies showed that the high intensity area corresponded to granuloma lesion and that the 4 rectangular low signal ones were bamboo fragments. CT was useful in locating the sites of foreign bodies and MRI was additionally helpful in showing the surrounding granulomatous tissue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-774
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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