Orbital cellulitis as a sole symptom of odontogenic infection

Ngeow, Wei Cheong (1999) Orbital cellulitis as a sole symptom of odontogenic infection. Singapore Medical Journal, 40 (2). pp. 101-103. ISSN 00375675 (ISSN),


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A case of periapical infection resulting in unilateral maxillary sinusitis and cellulitis of the ipsilateral lower eyelid is presented. The sole symptom was right orbital swelling. The possible pathway for the spread of this type of infection predisposing factors and possible complications are reviewed. The value of radiographic examination and antibiotic therapy are also discussed.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 4 Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus CODEN: SIMJA PubMed ID: 10414168 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ngeow, W.C.; Dept. Oral and Maxillofacial Surg., Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust, Holtye Road, East Grinstead West Sussex RH 193DZ, United Kingdom References: Janakarajah, N., Sukumaran, K., Orbital cellulitis of dental origin: Case report and review of the literature (1985) Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 23, pp. 140-145; Melen, I., Lindahl, Andreasson, L., Rundcrantz, H., Chronic maxillary sinusitis. Definition, diagnosis and relations to dental infection and nasal polyposis (1986) Acta Otolaryngologica, 101, pp. 320-327. , Stock; Bullock, J.D., Fleishman, J.A., The spread of odontogenic infection to the orbit: Diagnosis and management (1985) J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 43, pp. 749-755; Selden, H.S., The endo-antral syndrome: An endodontic complication (1989) J Am Dent Assoc, 119, pp. 397-398; Albin, R., Wiener, J., Gordon, R., Willoughby, J.H., Diagnosis and treatment of pansinusitis: Report of case (1979) J Oral Surg, 37, pp. 604-607; Stone, A., Straitigos, G.T., Mandibular odontogenic infection wilh serious complications (1979) Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 47, pp. 395-400; Van Der Bordon J., Jr., Steinmetz, P.A., Abraham-Inpinjn, L., Visser, C.E., Westerbeek, H.A., Orbital cellulitis after a dental infection (1989) Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd, 96, pp. 561-563; Gomez Campdera, J.A., Navarro Gomez, N.L., Garcia-Mon Maranes, F., Aranguez Moreno, G., Casanova Morcillo, A., Orbital and periorbital cellulitis in childhood. A review of 116 cases (1996) An Esp Pediatr, 44, pp. 29-34; Thakar, M., Thakar, A., Odontogenic orbital cellulitis. Report of a case and considerations on route of spread (1995) Acta Ophthalmol Scand, 173, pp. 470-471; Allan, B.P., Egbert, M.A., Myall, R.W., Orbital abscess of odontogenic origin. Case report and review of the literature (1991) Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 20, pp. 268-270
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotics; Endodontics; Odontogenic infection; Orbital cellulitis; Radiograph; article; case report; cellulitis; female; human; maxillary sinus; microbiology; middle aged; orbit disease; radiography;; tooth infection; Focal Infection, Dental; Humans; Orbital Diseases; Root Canal Therapy
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Dr Wei Cheong Ngeow
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 02:09
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 08:38
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2935

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