Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2006 Apr;49(4):451-454.

Superior Orbital Subperiosteal Abscess due to Infected Mucocele: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Institute of Wonkwang Medical Science, College of Medicine, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. coolnose@wonnms.wonkwang.ac.kr

Abstract

Subperiosteal abscess is one of the most common orbital complications of acute sinusitis. It can result in significant morbidity if not appropriately managed. Mucoceles of the paranasal sinuses are chronic lesions containing inspissated mucus, which occurs when sinus ostium is obstructed. A 64-year-old woman was presented with infected mucocele and subperiosteal abscess located in the superior wall of orbit simultaneously. The infected ethmoid mucocele was treated by endoscopic surgery but subperiosteal abscess was managed by traditional external approach because it was difficult to treat with endoscopic surgical approach.

Keyword

Subperiosteal abscess; Mucocele
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