Bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment in a previously undiagnosed sickle cell hemoglobinopathy African child

  • Onakpoya Oluwatoyin Helen
  • KO Ajite
  • OA Oyelami
  • CM Asaleye
  • AO Adeoye

Abstract

Bone infarction involving the orbit in sickle cell disease is not common. Bilateral orbital infarction in a previously undiagnosed sickle cell hemoglobinopathy has not been previously reported. In this report, we present a case of an 11‑year‑old previously undiagnosed sickle cell disease Nigerian girl with severe acute bilateral orbital infarction and retinal detachment to highlight that hemoglobinopathy induced orbital infarction should be considered in African children with acute onset proptosis with or without previous history of sickle cell hemoglobinopathy.

Keywords: Hemoglobinopathy, Nigeria, orbital infarction, proptosis, retinal detachment

Nigerian Medical Journal | Vol. 54 | Issue 3 | May-June | 2013

Author Biographies

Onakpoya Oluwatoyin Helen
Departments of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile‑Ife, Nigeria
KO Ajite
Departments of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile‑Ife, Nigeria
OA Oyelami
Department of Peadiatric, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile‑Ife, Nigeria
CM Asaleye
Department of Radiology, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile‑Ife, Nigeria
AO Adeoye
Departments of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile‑Ife, Nigeria
Published
2014-08-10
Section
Articles

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