Bilateral Linear Subconjunctival Hemorrhage in a Trauma Patient

    Volume 23, Issue 3 (July 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1978

    Page Count: 3


    Rothouse, LS
    Major, Medical Corps, and chief of clinical pathology, Department of Pathology; lieutenant colonel, Medical Corps, and chief, Department of Pathology, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.

    Sayers, RJ
    Major, Medical Corps, and chief of clinical pathology, Department of Pathology; lieutenant colonel, Medical Corps, and chief, Department of Pathology, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.

    (Received 19 October 1977; accepted 15 November 1977)

    Abstract

    Subconjunctival hemorrhage may be associated with many forms of trauma including Valsalva's maneuvers induced by heavy lifting, straining at stool, vomiting, and coughing. It may also occur from innocuous minor trauma associated with merely rubbing the eye, or it may be associated with sudden venous congestion of the head. The accumulation of blood beneath the conjunctiva may also occur secondary to blunt trauma or blast injury [1–3]. This case report represents an incident of an extremely unusual manifestation of subconjunctival hemorrhage associated with a gunshot wound to the chest.


    Paper ID: JFS10700J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10700J

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    Title Bilateral Linear Subconjunctival Hemorrhage in a Trauma Patient
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