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A man with spontaneously swollen eye -- Orbital emphysema following forceful nose-blowing.
  • so eun kim
so eun kim
Jeonbuk National University Hospital
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Abstract

A 33-year-old male admitted with sudden and spontaneous painless left infraorbital swellings after forceful nose-blowing. He was diagnosed orbital emphysema with orbital floor blow-out fracture. This case shows that forceful nose-blowing can cause orbital floor fracture and subcutaneous orbital emphysema by rapid increase in pressure in the upper airways.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

27 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
30 May 2020Assigned to Editor
30 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
04 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
06 Jun 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending