black eye; periorbital haematoma; Raccoon eyes; Raccoon sign; Spectacle Hematoma
DefinitionThis section has been translated automatically.
Biorbital ring-shaped haematoma (spectacle haematoma) after injuries to the base of the skull or the nasal bone. Figuratively also used for a bilateral, symmetrical purpura of the eyelids. This phenomenon can occur as a leading symptom in systemic amyloidosis and is therefore of great diagnostic importance (after exclusion of a post-traumatic event).
LiteratureThis section has been translated automatically.
- Herbella FA et al (2001) 'Raccoon eyes' (periorbital haematoma) as a sign of skull base fracture. Injury 32: 745-747