Spontaneous orbital subcutaneous emphysema after sneezing.

@article{Chiu2008SpontaneousOS,
  title={Spontaneous orbital subcutaneous emphysema after sneezing.},
  author={Wei-Chieh Chiu and Ma Lih and Tien-Yi Huang and W S Ku and Warren Wei-Jen Wang},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={381.e1-2}
}
Orbital subcutaneous emphysema develops when air enters the surrounding soft tissue. This occurs as a result facial bone trauma, iatrogenic dental and otolaryngeal procedures, and gas-producing infectious microorganisms. Case reports regarding this phenomenon after sneezing are very uncommon. Although orbital subcutaneous emphysema is not a true emergency, it can be distressful to patients. This case serves to bring awareness to emergency department physicians regarding the possibility of a… CONTINUE READING
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