A 63-year-old man presented with marked swelling and inability to open the left eye immediately after laparoscopic nephrectomy for a left renal mass. A diagnosis of periorbital emphysema was made, and within 3 days, the emphysema spontaneously improved. This case demonstrates that periorbital emphysema, a rare condition, can be a benign complication of laparoscopic nephrectomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2004|
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