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Unilateral blindness following septoplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18700429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Visual loss following routine nasal surgery is an extremely rare and devastating complication. We report a case of unilateral blindness due to orbital apex syndrome following septoplasty. We also review the literature and discuss probable causes. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second published report of this complication.
Rabia Shihada; Milo Fradis; Yoav Vardizer; Jacob Braun; Michal Luntz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0003-4894     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Otol. Rhinol. Laryngol.     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-14     Completed Date:  2008-09-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0407300     Medline TA:  Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  528-30     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Blindness / etiology*
Nasal Septum / surgery*
Orbital Diseases / etiology
Postoperative Complications
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures

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