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|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 4 | Page : 1078-1079
Orbital and Visual Apparatus Injuries in Patients with Head Injuries
Amit Agrawal1, Amey Savardekar2, Mitasha Singh3, Ranabir Pal3, Dhaval P Shukla2, Andreas Rubiano4, Virendra D Sinha5, Geetha R Menon6, Sagar Galwankar7, Luis R Moscote-Salazar8, Prashant Bhandarkar9, Ashok Munivenkatappa10, Ugan Meena5, Amit Chakrabarty11
1 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, NCR, India
4 Consultant Neurosurgeon, El Bosque University, RED LATINO. Latin American Trauma and Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota, Colombia
5 Department of Neurosurgery, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
6 Scientist- D, National Institute of Medical Statistics, Indian Council of Medical Research, (Department of Health Research), Ansari Nagar, Rajasthan, India
7 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida, Jacksonville Florida, US
8 RED LATINO- Latin American Trauma and Intensive Neuro-Care Organization, Bogota, Colombia
9 Department of Statistics, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
10 Scientist C, VRDL Project, National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
11 Department of Neurosurgery, CK Birla Hospitals - RBH, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
|Date of Submission||31-Dec-2019|
|Date of Decision||08-Feb-2020|
|Date of Acceptance||15-May-2020|
|Date of Web Publication||2-Sep-2021|
Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore - 524 003, Andhra Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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Agrawal A, Savardekar A, Singh M, Pal R, Shukla DP, Rubiano A, Sinha VD, Menon GR, Galwankar S, Moscote-Salazar LR, Bhandarkar P, Munivenkatappa A, Meena U, Chakrabarty A. Orbital and Visual Apparatus Injuries in Patients with Head Injuries. Neurol India 2021;69:1078-9
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Agrawal A, Savardekar A, Singh M, Pal R, Shukla DP, Rubiano A, Sinha VD, Menon GR, Galwankar S, Moscote-Salazar LR, Bhandarkar P, Munivenkatappa A, Meena U, Chakrabarty A. Orbital and Visual Apparatus Injuries in Patients with Head Injuries. Neurol India [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 22];69:1078-9. Available from: https://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2021/69/4/1078/325309
We appreciate the valuable inputs from authors regarding the presence of orbital compartment syndrome (OCS) and its associated complications in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Based on the review of the literature it can be presumed that there is not much systematic information regarding occurrences and outcomes of OCS in patients with TBI. There are isolated case reports and small case series which discuss the incidence, management, and outcome of OCS in the TBI patient population.,,,,,,, We share the authors' concern that a number of cases with traumatic brain injury present with injuries to the orbit, orbital contents, and neural visual pathways that require a multidisciplinary approach. The authors have rightly pointed out that a high index of clinical suspicion and timely intervention can help to prevent, preserve as well as in the recovery of the visual functions. There are few studies that have tried to address the issues related to visual dysfunctions in patients with traumatic brain injury.,,,, There is a need for a further dedicated review of the literature and well-designed prospective studies to understand the spectrum of orbital injuries in patients with TBI.
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