J Rhinol.  1998 Nov;5(2):149-151.

A Case of an Orbital Abscess Managed by Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.

Abstract

An orbital abscess is a serious complication of sinusitis that can lead to blindness and sometimes death. Immediate surgical drainage via an endonasal endoscopic approach or through a traditional Lynch-type incision is required for successful treatment. We describe a case of an orbital abscess with a medial subperiosteal abscess complicating acute sinusitis in a five-month-old infant. The patient was successfully treated with endonasal endoscopic surgery. Following an anterior ethmoidectomy and an antrostomy, the medial subperiosteal abscess was drained by removing the involved lamina papyracea and the orbital abscess was drained by incising the periorbita.

Keyword

Orbital abscess; Endoscopic surgery
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