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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 200-202

Bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment in a previously undiagnosed sickle cell hemoglobinopathy African child


1 Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
2 Department of Peadiatric, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
3 Department of Radiology, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Onakpoya Oluwatoyin Helen
Department of Surgery, Ophthalmology Unit, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0300-1652.114571

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Bone infarction involving the orbit in sickle cell disease is not common. Bilateral orbital infarction in a previously undiagnosed sickle cell hemoglobinopathy has not been previously reported. In this report, we present a case of an 11-year-old previously undiagnosed sickle cell disease Nigerian girl with severe acute bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment to highlight that hemoglobinopathy induced orbital infarction should be considered in African children with acute onset proptosis with or without previous history of sickle cell hemoglobinopathy.


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