Lacrimal Gland Emphysema
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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Clinical image - (2017) Volume 8, Issue 3

Lacrimal Gland Emphysema

Konstantin Astafurov* and Roman Shinder
Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
*Corresponding Author: Konstantin Astafurov, Department of Cell Biology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, USA, Tel: 6467122521, Fax: 6467122521 Email:

Clinical Image


Figure 1: A 29-year-old female presented to the emergency room after blunt left periocular trauma. Examination revealed left periorbital edema and ecchymosis, patchy subconjunctival hemorrhages and air trapped within the palpebral lobe of the lacrimal gland (Figure 1A). Orbital computed tomography demonstrated left orbital floor and medial wall fractures with associated preseptal and orbital emphysema including confirmation of a well circumscribed pocket of air within the left palpebral lobe of the lacrimal gland (Figure 1B).

Citation: Astafurov K, Shinder R (2017) Lacrimal Gland Emphysema. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 8:i105.

Copyright: © 2017 Astafurov K, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.