Document Detail


Surgical repair of the silent sinus syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8746817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Spontaneous enophthalamos and hypoglobus associated with the silent sinus syndrome are disfiguring for the patient and create functional problems, such as lagophthalmos and audible clicking while blinking. We describe a surgical technique that was used to successfully treat two patients with this disorder of maxillary sinus hypoplasia and orbital floor resorption. Two patients underwent transconjunctival exploration of the involved orbital floor with simultaneous Caldwell-Luc procedure. The floor was elevated by packing the maxillary sinus, and the remainder of the orbital soft-tissue volume disparity was filled with either autogenous nasal septal cartilage or banked irradiated costochondral cartilage. Both patients had uncomplicated, complete resolution of their functional problems and cosmetic disfigurement. These patients remained clinically stable for a 1-year follow-up period. This technique appears to be a safe and effective means to correct the functional and cosmetic abnormalities associated with the silent sinus syndrome.
Authors:
R A Dailey; J I Cohen
Related Documents :
8143227 - Atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in patients with ventriculo-atrial conduct...
6848337 - Effects of acebutolol on paroxysmal atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia in patients ...
17045907 - Presentation and prognosis of complete atrioventricular block in childhood, according t...
7674687 - Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. pharmacologic versus nonpharmacologic approaches.
23641257 - Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry versus quantitative ultrasonography in diagnosing oste...
15699507 - No evidence of pancreatic autoimmunity among patients with multiple sclerosis.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0740-9303     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-11     Completed Date:  1996-10-11     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Casey Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Bone Resorption / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Cartilage / transplantation*
Enophthalmos / etiology,  radiography,  surgery
Female
Humans
Male
Maxillary Sinus / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Orbit / radiography,  surgery*
Orbital Diseases / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Paranasal Sinus Diseases / complications,  radiography,  surgery*
Syndrome
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Globe ptosis secondary to maxillary sinus mucocele.
Next Document:  Endoscopy and biopsy of the orbit.