Raccoon eyes

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Raccoon eye or periorbital bruising or is a sign of basal skull fracture. It results from blood from skull fracture tracking down into the soft tissue around the eye.

It may also be referred to as panda eyes, especially in the UK.

This may also be a sign of disseminated neuroblastoma

See also

References

  • Herbella, FA (2001). "'Raccoon eyes' (periorbital haematoma) as a sign of skull base fracture". Injury. 32 (10): 745–7. PMID 11754879. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help); Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  • "Head and Spine Injuries" (PDF). Seattle-King County EMS. 2006. Retrieved September 7. Unknown parameter |accessyear= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

External links

  • Adrian, Caceres. "'Racoon Eyes' sign of base of skull fracture". Trauma.org. Retrieved September 7. Unknown parameter |accessyear= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "Periorbital bruising" (JPEG). Essentials of Nursing: Care of Adults and Children. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Retrieved September 7. Unknown parameter |accessyear= ignored (|access-date= suggested) (help); Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)




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