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Pneumo-orbita mimicking hordeolum
  1. Pierluigi Marzuillo1,
  2. Ferdinando Aliberti2,
  3. Vincenzo Tipo3
  1. 1 Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, Seconda Univesità degli Studi di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  2. 2 Neurosurgery Department, Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale Santobono-Pausilipon di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  3. 3 Pediatric Emergency Department, Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale Santobono-Pausilipon di Napoli, Napoli, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Pierluigi Marzuillo, Department of Woman, Child and General and Specialized Surgery, Seconda Univesità degli Studi di Napoli. Via L. De Crecchio 2, Napoli 80138, Italy; pierluigi.marzuillo{at}gmail.com

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A healthy 12-years-old boy presented with right ocular pain with oedema and hyperaemia of the upper right eyelid, previously misdiagnosed as a stye (figure 1). The symptoms started with a sneeze, 2 days after facial trauma during a karate match. Clinical examination revealed crepitus of the upper right eyelid. Ocular motility and visual function were preserved. Ocular CT showed a fracture of the ethmoidal lamina papyracea (figure …

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