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

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.