An unusual journey of a periocular date palm thorn
The present case report has been published in the Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology. An 8-year-old boy presented with a left lower lid swelling of one month duration. His parents gave a history of date palm thorn injury on left side of the forehead three months back which was removed partially by a local doctor.

On examination, there was a left infraorbital swelling with diffuse oedema of the left sided cheek and temporal fossa. A scar mark (entry wound) was detected over the left eyebrow. Three-D configuration of contrast enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of the orbit showed a linear foreign body behind the zygomatic bone.

The lower lid mass was excised, the date palm thorn was recovered from a pocket behind the zygomatic bone. Histopathology of the excised mass showed presence of granulation tissue. The authors describe the management of such a rare case along with review of literature.

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