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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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CHAVES, Jacinto Barbosa Lay et al. Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit: case report. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2007, vol.70, n.4, pp.693-697. ISSN 0004-2749.

We describe a sixteen years old male patient that suffered a craniocerebral trauma and presented at the emergency room, with ocular pain, palpebral hematoma and left eye proptosis. Orbital computed tomography showed left subperiosteal orbital hematoma. A surgical drainage was performed. Subperiosteal hematoma of the orbit is a rare cause of proptosis; its early diagnosis must be made in order to avoid possible complications.

Keywords : Hematoma [etiology]; Hemorrhage [etiology]; Craniocerebral trauma [complications]; Exophthalmos; Orbital diseases [etiology]; Case reports.

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