Intraocular injection of silicone oil as a tamponade agent is a commonly used technique for the treatment of retinal detachment. An incompletely understood phenomenon which can occur after injection is the migration of silicone oil from the vitreous chamber to the intracranial space. Because the appearance of silicone oil can mimic hemorrhage or other pathologies on CT and MRI, careful comparison with prior studies is necessary to avoid unnecessary follow-up studies. We report a case of intracranial migration of intraocular silicone oil following repetitive head trauma.

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