Intraorbital Penetrating Pencil Injury in a Child




Introduction: Intraorbital penetration caused by foreign bodies can lead to blindness or even death following concomitant intracranial damage. Case Presentation: This study reports a three-year-old girl whose left orbit was penetrated by a long pencil. The penetration did not cause any ocular or neurological damage. Conclusions: A computed tomography (CT) scan is the key imaging study for diagnosing the location and the extension of a foreign body. In this case, it indicated a hypodense object with a high-intensity core that is compatible with the wooden and carbon parts of a pencil, respectively. The pencil was removed easily under general anesthesia and without complications.