Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/53136
Citations
Scopus Web of ScienceĀ® Altmetric
?
?
Type: Journal article
Title: Ethmoidal pneumocele following drainage of an ethmoidal mucocele
Author: Gupta, A.
Durkin, S.
Muecke, J.
Casson, R.
Wormald, P.
Selva-Nayagam, D.
Citation: Orbit, 2008; 27(3):161-163
Publisher: Taylor & Francis The Netherlands
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 0167-6830
1744-5108
Statement of
Responsibility: 
Aanchal Gupta, Shane R. Durkin, James S. Muecke, Robert J. Casson, Peter-John Wormald, Dinesh Selva
Abstract: Ethmoidal pneumocele is a rare condition with little known about its etiology. We report a 5-year-old boy who had recurrent right orbital cellulitis, non-axial proptosis, and inferolateral globe displacement. Initial radiological investigations demonstrated an ethmoidal mucocele. There was complete resolution of inflammatory signs with endoscopic drainage of the mucocele; however, repeat CT revealed a residual pneumocele with continued proptosis and lateral displacement of the globe. This case illustrates the potential for chronic sinusitis and iatrogenic drainage of an ethmoidal mucocele to progress to a pneumocele.
Keywords: Orbital cellulitis; ethmoid mucocele; pneumocele
RMID: 0020083685
DOI: 10.1080/01676830701523871
Appears in Collections:Opthalmology & Visual Sciences publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.