Paper Information

Journal:   BINA   WINTER 2013 , Volume 18 , Number 2 (71); Page(s) 238 To 242.
 
Paper: 

ORBITAL ABSCESS FOLLOWING MANDIBULAR DENTAL INFECTION: A CASE REPORT

 
 
Author(s):  TAVAKOLI M.*, BAGHERI A., SALEHIRAD S., FARAZ M., ROGHAEE S.
 
* OPHTHALMIC RESEARCH CENTER, SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Purpose: To present a case of orbital abscess secondary to mandibular odontogenic infection.
Case report: A 30 year old man presented with ocular pain and exophthalmos of the left eye following a dental infection since a few days ago. A localized abscess was detected in the left orbital CT but the paranasal sinuses were clear. Involvement of the left third mandibular molar was evident on facial X-ray. Simultaneous surgical drainage of the orbital and dental lesions was performed following failure of medical treatment.
Consequently the patient’s clinical picture resolved completely.
Conclusion: Mandibular odontogenic infection is a rare cause of orbital cellulitis and early surgical intervention has great value in treatment of this condition.

 
Keyword(s): ORBITAL ABSCESS, MANDIBULAR INFECTION, PARANASAL SINUS
 
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