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Orbital subperiosteal hematoma associated with sinus infection.
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PMID:  20502746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVES: There are few reports of orbital subperiosteal hematomas as a result of sinusitis complications. The present study reports on 2 such cases and presents a literature review regarding this condition.
METHODS: We report 2 cases of orbital subperiosteal hematoma, and reviewed previous literature reports.
RESULTS: Including the 2 current patients, 11 cases of orbital subperiosteal hematoma involving sinusitis appear in the literature. The current cases involved 2 older females presenting with proptosis. One had frontal sinusitis and the other a postoperative frontoethmoid mucocele. Both patients underwent a superior orbitotomy and sinus surgery, which resolved the orbital symptoms.
CONCLUSION: Orbital subperiosteal hematomas can develop associated with sinus infection. Such a condition should be treated as a sinusitis complication and the associated sinus infection must be treated concomitantly.
Hyung-Wook Park; Bong-Jae Lee; Yoo-Sam Chung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rhinology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0300-0729     ISO Abbreviation:  Rhinology     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0347242     Medline TA:  Rhinology     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  117-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology, National Police Hospital, and Asan Medical Center, College of Medicine, University of Ulsan, Seoul, Korea.
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