Traumatic air blast injury with intracranial, bilateral orbital, and mediastinal air.

Abstract

Air at 75 lbs/sq in from an air compressor hose struck a 19-year-old man in his right eye. Injected through a superior conjunctival laceration, the air entered subcutaneous, mediastinal, and bilateral orbital and intracranial spaces. High-resolution computed tomography scanning of the head and orbits revealed air adjacent to the right optic nerve throughout… (More)

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