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Management of odontogenic orbital cellulitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22567060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This work describes a series of patients with odontogenic orbital cellulitis (OOC), focusing on rate of abscess formation, need for surgical intervention, and imaging findings helpful for rapid diagnosis. Review of a current case and 22 patients with OOC from the scientific literature demonstrated periapical lucency as the most commonly (36.4%) reported finding on facial and orbital computerized tomography (CT) scan. Orbital abscess occurred in 72.7% of cases, and tooth extraction and/or abscess drainage was required in 95.5% of cases reviewed for control of infection. The current case presented with periapical lucency on CT scan, developed orbital abscess despite broad spectrum antibiotic therapy, and required multiple surgical interventions for disease resolution. Though our patient regained excellent vision, OOC often can result in severe vision loss. Periapical lucency on CT can help identify this atypical origin of cellulitis that is strongly associated with abscess formation and need for surgical intervention.
Authors:
F C DeCroos; J C Liao; N A Ramey; I Li
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medicine and life     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1844-3117     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Life     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-08     Completed Date:  2012-08-30     Revised Date:  2013-06-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477617     Medline TA:  J Med Life     Country:  Romania    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5109, USA. cdecroos@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Humans
Male
Orbital Cellulitis / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Tooth Diseases / complications*
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