Early versus delayed extraction of intraorbital wooden foreign body

Hisar Daniel, Yunia Irawati, Natassha Priscillia Wibowo, Carennia Paramita, Retno Sulistyo Wardani, Natasha Supartono

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Orbital trauma caused by wooden foreign bodies are relatively uncommon. Both immediate admission and late presentation of wooden trauma may pose a medical challenge to diagnose and manage due to wood can be easily missed on initial imaging. All organic types of intraorbital foreign bodies (IOrbFBs) should be extracted by surgical removal. In this report, we describe two cases of wooden IOrbFBs following penetrating orbital injury at a tertiary eye hospital. The first patient was injured by wood log with early admission, while the second patient presented two months after the injury with penetration by wooden arrow, both involving the sino-orbital. In this case, endoscopic approach is better used to have a more thorough assessment and guided surgery. Eventually, favorable outcomes of both patients can still be achieved. Follow-up is also crucial in patients with intraorbital trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100629
JournalTrauma Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022


  • Caldwell-Luc procedure
  • Intraorbital foreign body
  • Organic injury
  • Sino-orbital foreign body
  • Wooden trauma


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