IMPORTANZA DELLE TECNICHE RADIOLOGICHE NELLA LOCALIZZAZIONE DEI CORPI ESTRANEI INTRAORBITARI IUXTABULBARI

Translated title of the contribution: Importance of radiological techniques in intraorbital and extrabulbar localization of foreign bodies

N. Salvatore, A. Polli, A. Pierallini, M. Bonamini, S. Sabbadini, C. Colonnese, M. Antonelli

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Abstract

Pinpointing the exact location of a foreign body within the orbital cavity is essential for successful surgery. This paper describes 3 cases of intraocular metallic foreign bodies two located within and one near the eyeball. Patients underwent traditional X-ray examination, ultrasound and CT scanning. In most cases radiograms will display the exact intra or extrabulbar location of the foreign body. In doubtful cases recourse can be made to ultrasound or CT. CT will also offer additional information on the relations between the foreign body and the soft intraorbital parts of the eye and possible disease associated with trauma to the globe. CT may overestimate the size of metal foreign bodies causing location errors, but this drawback can be overcome in part using windows for bone imaging.

Translated title of the contributionImportance of radiological techniques in intraorbital and extrabulbar localization of foreign bodies
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)637-642
Number of pages6
JournalRivista di Neuroradiologia
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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