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Clinical Case Notes

Frontal sinus pneumocoele: a rare cause of orbital emphysema



Sudden onset nonaxial proptosis and diplopia is alarming and orbital haemorrhage or a rapidly expanding orbital tumour should be excluded. We present a case of a young man aged 15 years who attended the Accident and Emergency Department with a 6-h history of sudden onset proptosis and diplopia in whom the aetiology was orbital emphysema.