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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Disregard for traffic rules lead to hemi-facial degloving injury with rupture of eye ball

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Rachana Gahlawat*,Sumit Sachdeva,S V. Singh,Manisha Rathi

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 107

Article End Page : 109


Degloving injuries are a result of rotational forces that stretch the skin and subcutaneous tissue causing their avulsion from the deeper, less mobile musculoskeletal structures. In this case report, we present the case of a 53 year old male pedestrian who sustained a grievous hemi-facial injury with expulsion of eyeball just because of improper implementation and non- following of traffic rules. Most Hemi-facial degloving injuries are reported with intact vision and eyeball. An extensive hemi-facial degloving avulsion injury with rupture of the eyeball encountered by us is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first such reported case in literature. This nature of grievous injury could have been avoided with proper lighting and following of traffic rules. 

Keywords: Hemi-facial, Degloving, Rupture, Eyeball, Traffic rules.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijfcm.2019.025