|Print Date:||May 22, 2013, 6:21 pm|
|Title||Subperiosteal orbital abscess|
|Text||SUBPERIOSTEAL ORBITAL ABSCESS is not an uncommon complication of sinusitis (most commonly associated with infection involving the ethmoid air cells). Infection can spread via valveless veins and/or dehiscence of the thin medial orbital wall (lamina papyracea).
Typically the progression of inflammation starts with ethmoid sinusitis, followed by periostitis and then phlegmon, and finally by subperiosteal abscess.
|References:||1) Grossman, RI and Yousem, DM. Neuroradiology Requisites. 2003; 508-509.|
|Contributor||Erik W. Bergman (National Naval Medical Center Bethesda)|
|Peer Reviewer||William R Carter, M.D. (National Naval Medical Center Bethesda)|
|Record Number||: 7314|
|Location:||Eye and Orbit (exclude Ophthalmology)|
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