raccoon eye appearance

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raccoon eye appearance

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A descriptive term for bilateral periorbital accumulations of blood and other substances, likened to the facial mask of a raccoon, a nocturnal North American omnivore, Procyon lotor. This Panda bear-like appearance classically occurs in periorbital haematomas associated with anterior-posterior displacement-

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raccoon eye appearance

type automobile accidents or basilar fractures of the skull. Less often, the descriptor is applied to the periorbital purpura due to skin infiltration in primary amyloidosis as a spontaneous event, or after prolonged eye-strain. 

Note: Children with rhinitis have a similar appearance known as allergic shiners or “bags under the eyes” 

Synonyms Black eyes, raccoon eyes 

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