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Orbital complications of sinusitis in the aspirin triad syndrome.
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PMID:  8822714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Orbital complications are uncommon in adult sinusitis. In contrast, the sinusitis of the aspirin triad syndrome is often fulminate, expansive, and recurrent, and complications may be more frequent. Of 81 patients with aspirin triad who were treated surgically, 7 patients (8.6%) had orbital complications, including sinus mucoceles in 3 patients, lacrimal gland extension in 2 patients, inflammatory orbital mass in 1 patient, and proptosis from expansile sinonasal polyposis in 1 patient. All complications manifested within 2 years of prior surgery. Two patients suffered blindness. In a group of 120 consecutively treated sinus surgery patients without aspirin triad syndrome (51 of whom were followed for more than 2 years), no patient manifested nonoperative orbital complications. The results of this study suggest that aspirin triad patients are at significant risk for orbital complications and therefore should have long-term follow-up with aggressive treatment of persistent disease.
E A McFadden; B T Woodson; B M Massaro; R J Toohill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1996 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-01     Completed Date:  1996-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1103-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology & Human Communication, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aspirin / adverse effects*
Asthma / metabolism*
Chronic Disease
Middle Aged
Orbital Diseases / etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Sinusitis / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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