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Facial ecchymosis and periorbital oedema
  1. Maher Abouda1,
  2. Sonia Baccari Ezzine2
  1. 1 Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of El-Manar, Interior Security Forces Teaching Hospital, Rue Taher Ben Achour MARSA, Tunis, Tunisia
  2. 2 Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of El-Manar, Tahar Maamouri Teaching Hospital, Nabeul, Tunisia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Maher Abouda, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of El-Manar, Interior Security Forces Teaching Hospital, Rue Taher Ben Achour MARSA, Tunis 2070, Tunisia; maherabouda{at}yahoo.fr

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A previously healthy 21-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department a short time after being trapped while working under his car when the jack gave away. The patient remained under the vehicle, which was compressing his anterior chest, until the fellow workers were able to remove the victim after approximately 6 min.

The patient arrived at hospital with stable vital signs and no loss of consciousness.

A bilateral subconjunctival and periorbital haemorrhages, generalised …

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