Nonsurgical Management of Retained Needlefish Jaw

Clarissa Kum, Jessica R. Chang, Anna M. Gruener, Timothy J. McCulley

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Abstract

While scuba diving, the left medial canthus of a 53-year-old man was pierced by a needlefish. He immediately lost vision in his left eye. An orbital computed tomographic scan showed the needlefish jaw in the left optic canal. The left medial orbit was explored surgically but no foreign object was removed. One month later, MRI confirmed the presence of the retained needlefish jaw. A conservative approach was taken and the patient remained stable over 3 months of follow-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)190-191
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Nonsurgical Management of Retained Needlefish Jaw. / Kum, Clarissa; Chang, Jessica R.; Gruener, Anna M.; McCulley, Timothy J.

In: Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, Vol. 38, No. 2, 01.06.2018, p. 190-191.

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