[Intra-orbital explosion of a rocket]

Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 1988;89(4):248-52.
[Article in French]


Orbito-palpebral ballistic wounds are relatively common, most often due to firearms, and raise the problem of their surgical management. Excision of the intra-orbital foreign bodies remains difficult, above all when there is impaction of the anterior portion. The authors report a model case of orbital trauma by rocket splinter, excision of which was possible via the entry orifice.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Eye Foreign Bodies / surgery*
  • Eye Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbit / injuries*
  • Wounds, Gunshot / surgery*