Journal of Rhinology 1998;5(2):149-151.
Published online November 30, 1998.
A Case of an Orbital Abscess Managed by Endonasal Endoscopic Surgery
Hong Ryul Jin, See Ok Shin
Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea.
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.
Key Words: Orbital abscess;Endoscopic surgery

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