picture of the day: orbital compartment syndrome

18 Dec

via this EM Ireland talk on eye injuries:

hopefully, you’ll be able to see some signs clinically (e.g. proptosis, pain with EOM) if you’re worried about retro-orbital hematoma causing orbital compartment syndrome, but if you’re on the fence, you might see this on CT:

orbital

 

signs of orbital compartment syndrome on CT:

  • loss of contour of globe
  • tenting of the globe
  • proptosis

 

References: EM Ireland post

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