Orbital emphysema causing syncope

Kentaro Miki, Yorihisa Orita, Fumiaki Kumase, Akiko Sugaya, Misato Hirai, Yasuyuki Noyama, Kiyoko Nakai, Akiko Narita, Jiroh Seguchi

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Orbital emphysema is an abnormal condition in which air is present within the orbit. We report a rare case of a 19-year-old man who suffered syncopic attacks caused by sniffles following orbital emphysema as a result of trauma. Treating rhinitis is important in patients with orbital emphysema, and patients with cardiac disorders in addition to those with this condition must be warned about the risks of sniffles, sneezing, or nose blowing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 2011


  • Emphysema
  • Sniffle
  • Syncopic attack
  • Trauma
  • Vagovagal reflex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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