Trochlear calcification mimicking an orbital foreign body

Erin M. Shriver, Craig McKeown, Thomas Johnson

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Abstract

A 39-year-old man presented with diplopia 1 day following left orbit trauma. CT scan and ultrasound showed a left trochlear hyperintensity that was interpreted by both the radiologist and echographer as a metallic foreign body. Surgical exploration failed to identify a foreign body. The patient presumably had preexisting trochlear calcification with a post-traumatic nonconcomitant small-angle vertical deviation and diplopia. Calcification should be considered in the differential diagnosis of trochlear hyperintensity noted on imaging studies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2011

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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