orbital abscess


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or·bi·tal ab·scess

a collection of pus often located between the orbital periosteum and the lamina papyracea; frequently an extension of purulent infection of the paranasal sinuses, usually the ethmoids.

orbital abscess

An abscess in the orbit of the eye.
See also: abscess
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In our study all the cases of orbital abscess were treated with antibiotics for 48 to 72 hours, non responsive cases and increasing pain or proptosis was the criterion to operate early.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus orbital abscess in a neonate.
Neonatal orbital abscess after sinus surgery: case report and brief review.
Pediatric sinusitis and subperiosteal orbital abscess formation: diagnosis and treatment.
Surgical treatment of subperiosteal orbital abscess. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.
(11) Their system classifies orbital infections into five stages: periorbital cellulitis (stage I), orbital cellulitis (stage II), subperiosteal abscess (stage III), orbital abscess (stage IV), and cavernous sinus thrombosis (stage V).
The clinical manifestations of orbital infection are the primary determining factors in making a provisional diagnosis, and CT is the gold standard for diagnosing an orbital abscess associated with sinusitis.
In view of the rapid deterioration of the patient's general condition, it was decided to surgically drain his orbital abscess. Because he was a high-risk cardiac patient, the procedure was performed under local anesthesia.
Chandler et al defined the five stages of orbital complications of sinusitis as inflammatory edema, orbital cellulitis, subperiosteal abscess, orbital abscess, and cavernous sinus thrombosis.