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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  •  Pediatric Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2017;2(1):1289.Case Report | Open Access

A Case Report of Orbital Abscess Complicating Ethmoidal Sinusitis in 15 Months Girl

Saif Al Dossari and Kamal-Eldin Ahmed Abou-Elhamd

Department of Ophthalmology, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Department of Surgery, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Kamal-Eldin Ahmed Abou-Elhamd 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1289


Objectives: Our study aimed to present a case of right subperiosteal abscess in a 15 months girl secondary to ethmoidal sinusitis. Study
Design: A case report study.Methods: A 15- month’s old girl presented to emergency room, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia by her parents in July 2016 with swelling of the upper and lower lids of the right eye for 3 days duration and fever.Results: After failure of medical treatment for orbital cellulitis, a diagnosis of right subperiosteal abscess due to ethmoidal sinusitis was made followed by surgical drainage and rapid improvement.Conclusion: Orbital examination complicated by soft tissue oedemain children is not easy even to efficient clinician to reach a proper diagnosis. Thus, the use of imaging is important to reach a proper diagnosis.


Orbital cellulitis; Subperiosteal abscess; Sinusitis

Cite the article

Dossari SA, Ahmed Abou-Elhamd K-E. A Case Report of Orbital Abscess Complicating Ethmoidal Sinusitis in 15 Months Girl. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1289.

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