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Institutions: 1Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
2King's College Hospital, London and Queensland Health, Australia
3Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
In (adult patients presenting to the ED with orbital trauma) can (emergency physician performed ultrasound imaging compared with CT) (identify the nature and extent of orbital trauma)?
A 17-year-old male presents to the Emergency Department with a unilateral loss of vision and orbital swelling a day after an altercation outside a community college with weapons-carrying students. The patient is not forthcoming with details. The pupils are equal and reactive to light. You want to establish the extent of orbital/ocular damage. There is a wait for a CT scan so you wonder if using the …