Orbital abscess of odontogenic origin. Case report and review of the literature

Brent P. Allan, Mark A. Egbert, Robert W.T. Myall

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Abstract

A case is discussed of a patient with an orbital cellulitis and a post septal abscess secondary to infection from an upper molar tooth. Spread of infection was to the maxillary sinus and thence to the orbit via a defect in the orbital floor. The clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, value of CT scanning, treatment and possible complications are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-270
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1991

Keywords

  • computed tomography in diagnosis of orbital infection
  • orbital abscess
  • orbital cellulitis
  • post-septal and pre-septal infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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