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Acute dacryocystitis complicated by orbital cellulitis and loss of vision: A case report and review of the literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Aug 9;50:130-134. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: Acute dacryocystitis usually presents as a pre-septal cellulitis since the lacrimal sac lies anterior to the orbital septum. Orbital cellulitis secondary to acute dacryocystitis is very rare due to a variety of anatomic barriers to the orbit but can occur and result in abscess formation with risk of visual compromise.

Presentation Of Case: We describe a case of otherwise healthy adult who presented with complete visual loss following orbital cellulitis and abscess formation secondary to acute dacryocystitis. Read More

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August 2018
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Skin Infections.

Prim Care 2018 Sep;45(3):433-454

Department of Family Medicine, Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, 4320 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588, USA.

The primary care provider will commonly see skin and soft tissue infections in the outpatient setting. Skin and soft tissue infections range from the uncomplicated impetigo to the potentially lethal necrotizing fasciitis. This article reviews these infections based on their underlying etiology: bacterial, fungal, and viral causes. Read More

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September 2018

The activation of the oxidative stress response transcription factor SKN-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans by mitis group streptococci.

PLoS One 2018 16;13(8):e0202233. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America.

The mitis group, a member of the genetically diverse viridans group streptococci, predominately colonizes the human oropharynx. This group has been shown to cause a wide range of infectious complications in humans, including bacteremia in patients with neutropenia, orbital cellulitis and infective endocarditis. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been identified as a virulence factor produced by this group of streptococci. Read More

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Scleritis, keratitis, and orbital cellulitis: isolated ocular manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus.

Lupus 2018 Aug 9:961203318792365. Epub 2018 Aug 9.

2 Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.

Systemic autoimmune diseases are associated with ocular inflammatory conditions such as episcleritis, scleritis, keratitis, and uveitis. However, ocular manifestations have been reported to correlate with the extent of systemic disease. We present a patient with scleritis, keratitis, and orbital cellulitis, as the isolated manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Read More

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Extra-Ocular Cysticercosis Mimicking Orbital Cellulitis.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2018 Aug;28(8):654-655

Department of Paediatrics, Torbay Hospital, Torquay, UK.

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August 2018
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Isolated left upper eyelid ptosis with pansinusitis and contralateral otitis media in a 9-year-old boy.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018 Sep 21;11:6-9. Epub 2018 Apr 21.

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Virginia, 1300 Jefferson Park Ave, Charlottesville, VA, 22908, USA.

Purpose: Upper eyelid ptosis has different etiologies in children and adults. In children, the common causes include orbital cellulitis, congenital ptosis, Cranial Nerve (CN) III palsy, and Horner's syndrome. The purpose of this report is to discuss an unusual presentation of ptosis. Read More

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September 2018

Impact of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis: a case series and literature review.

Orbit 2018 Jul 24:1-7. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

b Department of Ophthalmology , Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.

Purpose: To present nine new cases of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis (SOVT) and compare these with the literature, and to assess the impact of SOVT for the clinician.

Methods: Using the data bases of the Department of Ophthalmology of the AMC, we searched for patients with radiologically evidenced SOVT between January 2006 and December 2014. In addition, a PubMed search, using the mesh term 'superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis', was done. Read More

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July 2018
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[Periorbital, blue tumour in newborn twins].

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 2018 Jul 13;162. Epub 2018 Jul 13.

Franciscus Gasthuis en Vlietland, afd. Kindergeneeskunde, Rotterdam.

Newborn twins both had a blue, smooth tumour in the inner angle of the orbit; one of them had two such tumours. They were diagnosed with congenital dacryocystoceles. If decompression into the nose is not effective, patients should undergo probing early in life to reduce the incidence of dacryocystitis and orbital cellulitis. Read More

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Ocular Basidiobolomycosis: A Case Report.

Case Rep Ophthalmol 2018 May-Aug;9(2):315-321. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Background: Ocular basidiobolomycosis is an unusual infection caused by fungus of the order Entomophthorales. This fungus has been previously reported as a common cause of skin, subcutaneous, and gastrointestinal tract infection. The fungus isolation and its typical characteristics are clues for diagnosis of this uncommon pathogen. Read More

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Prognosis of septic cavernous sinus thrombosis remarkably improved: a case series of 12 patients and literature review.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jul 11. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Purpose: Septic cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a rare complication of infections in the head and neck area. CST is notorious for its bad prognosis, with high mortality and morbidity rates described in literature. However, these rates are based on old series. Read More

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Clinical Outcomes in Children With Orbital Cellulitis and Radiographic Globe Tenting.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2018 Jul/Aug;34(4):329-332

Department of Ophthalmology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, Washington.

Purpose: Axial displacement of the globe with tenting centered on the optic nerve-globe junction is a predictor of visual loss in adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the visual outcomes of children with orbital cellulitis and globe tenting.

Methods: The records of 46 consecutive children with orbital cellulitis at a single tertiary children's hospital were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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C-reactive protein may be useful to differentiate idiopathic orbital inflammation and orbital cellulitis in cases with acute eyelid erythema and edema.

Clin Ophthalmol 2018 26;12:1149-1153. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan,

Purpose: Idiopathic orbital inflammation (IOI) and orbital cellulitis can present similar clinical features, and the diagnoses of these two disorders are sometimes confused. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether or not inflammatory markers in the blood can be useful to differentiate between IOI and orbital cellulitis in cases with acute eyelid erythema and edema.

Subjects And Methods: In this retrospective single-institute study, we reviewed the medical records spanning the past 10 years at the Department of Ophthalmology, Osaka Medical College Hospital, Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan, and found 45 cases, with patients >15 years of age, with presumed IOI. Read More

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June 2018
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Fifteen-minute consultation: Preseptal and orbital cellulitis.

Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2018 Jun 22. Epub 2018 Jun 22.

The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.

'It is midnight and you are called to see a thirteen-year-old boy who has been brought to the paediatric emergency department with a 24-hour history of swelling and redness of his left eye. He has had a 'runny nose' for a couple of days. He is systemically well. Read More

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Systemic corticosteroids may be beneficial for managing severe or refractory orbital cellulitis in children.

Acta Paediatr 2018 Jun 19. Epub 2018 Jun 19.

Department of Pediatrics B, Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, Petach, Tikva.

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June 2018
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Nasal septal abscess as a sequela of orbital cellulitis: An uncommon presentation.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2018 31;6:2050313X18778726. Epub 2018 May 31.

Department of ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, KRL Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Nasal septal abscess is a rather unusual condition encountered in the Otorhinolaryngology outpatient department, let alone it being a complication of orbital cellulitis! The condition usually occurs due to trauma which is significant enough to cause a septal haematoma. The haematoma then eventually results in formation of a localised abscess. Orbital cellulitis as a sequela of nasal septal abscess is an established complication but vice versa, septal abscess as a sequela of orbital cellulitis is an extremely rare presentation. Read More

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Complication of an Odontogenic Infection to an Orbital Abscess: The Role of a Medical Fraudster ("Quack").

Iran J Otorhinolaryngol 2018 May;30(98):181-184

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi-110002, India.

Introduction: Complication of an odontogenic infection to an orbital abscess is not a common presentation. The progression from a simple toothache to a condition that may lead to loss of vision is sudden and severe.

Case Report: We report a rare case in which a patient developed facial cellulitis that progressed to orbital abscess after unsterile dental manipulation by a medical fraudster ("quack"). Read More

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Orbital Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Child.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Jun;29(4):1020-1022

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, Montreal.

The authors present a rare case of nontraumatic medial orbital wall fracture in an 11-year-old girl. Fractures of the orbital wall secondary to nose blowing have not been previously described in the pediatric population. The patient reported a history of chronic forceful nose blowing, followed by periorbital swelling after an episode of vigorous nose blowing. Read More

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Management of pediatric orbital cellulitis: A systematic review.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Jul 8;110:123-129. Epub 2018 May 8.

Department of Otolaryngology, Boston University School of Medicine, 4th Floor, FGH Building, 820 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: Orbital complications account for 74-85% of all complications from acute sinusitis, more often affect the pediatric population, and can result in devastating consequences. Therefore these patients require prompt diagnosis and proper management. We review and summarize the current literature to determine the appropriate management of each stage of pediatric orbital cellulitis and offer a new comprehensive literature-based algorithm. Read More

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July 2018
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Trigeminal Trophic Syndrome Leading to Orbital Cellulitis.

Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med 2018 May 14;2(2):121-124. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama.

Trigeminal trophic syndrome is a rare condition that develops from trigeminal nerve damage causing dysesthesias that result in self-mutilation. Facial and nasal destruction develops from self-destructive behavior (repetitive picking or scratching) secondary to the altered skin sensation created by the damaged trigeminal nerve. Early recognition of this condition is crucial to the prevention of the detrimental complications of facial ulceration and nasal tissue necrosis that can lead to corneal ulcerations, full-thickness eyelid defect, and canthal lesions. Read More

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May 2018
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Spontaneous subconjunctival abscess in congenital lamellar ichthyosis.

Indian J Ophthalmol 2018 06;66(6):856-858

Department of Ophthalmology, JNMC, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Congenital lamellar ichthyosis is an autosomal recessive, heterogeneous disorder presenting at birth with generalized skin involvement. The most common ophthalmic manifestation noted is bilateral ectropion of the lower eyelids. A 1-month-old female neonate, the second born of a nonconsanguineous marriage, presented with 4 days' history of redness, discharge, and swelling in the right eye. Read More

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Multi-drug resistant scleral buckle infection.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018 Jun 5;10:276-278. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.

Purpose: To describe a case of Multi-drug resistant scleral buckle infection.

Observations: A 56 year-old male with history of retinal detachment repair with scleral buckle 20 years prior presented with 8 months of intermittent pain and redness in the left eye. The patient was diagnosed with scleral buckle infection, the buckle was removed, and cultures revealed multi-drug resistant The postoperative course included orbital cellulitis treated with systemic linezolid, clarithromycin, and imipenem. Read More

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June 2018
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Orbital Cellulitis-When Computed Tomography Imaging Is Falsely Reassuring.

Pediatr Emerg Care 2018 May 15. Epub 2018 May 15.

Ophthalmology.

An 8-year-old male presented to the pediatric emergency department with subjective fever, blurry vision, and left eye pain. On physical examination, there was mild left lower lid erythema and a subtle left eye elevation deficit. Computed tomography demonstrated preseptal soft tissue swelling without orbital involvement; however, there was varying amounts of paranasal sinus opacification. Read More

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May 2018
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Langerhans cell histiocytosis in an 18-month-old child presenting as periorbital cellulitis.

Saudi J Ophthalmol 2018 Jan-Mar;32(1):52-55. Epub 2018 Feb 16.

Department of Ophthalmology, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare multi-system disease. It presents infrequently as a childhood orbital tumor, and can mimic more common inflammatory orbital disease processes. We report the clinical, histopathological, and electron microscopic findings of orbital LCH in an 18-month-old child, along with a review of the recent literature regarding molecular pathogenetic analysis of LCH. Read More

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February 2018
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Complications in transorbital penetrating injury by bamboo branch: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 May;97(19):e0706

Department of Radiology, The Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PR China.

Rationale: Wooden transorbital penetrating injury is an uncommon and serious trauma that may cause multiply complications.

Patient Concerns: Here we describe a 62-year-old Chinese woman with a transorbital penetrating injury caused by a long bamboo branch.

Diagnosis: Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging showed the presence of a wooden foreign body. Read More

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May 2018
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ACR Appropriateness Criteria Orbits Vision and Visual Loss.

J Am Coll Radiol 2018 May;15(5S):S116-S131

Specialty Chair, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, California.

Visual loss can be the result of an abnormality anywhere along the visual pathway including the globe, optic nerve, optic chiasm, optic tract, thalamus, optic radiations or primary visual cortex. Appropriate imaging analysis of visual loss is facilitated by a compartmental approach that establishes a differential diagnosis on the basis of suspected lesion location and specific clinical features. CT and MRI are the primary imaging modalities used to evaluate patients with visual loss and are often complementary in evaluating these patients. Read More

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May 2018
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Common Orbital Infections ~ State of the Art ~ Part I.

J Ophthalmic Vis Res 2018 Apr-Jun;13(2):175-182

Orbital Service, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London EC1V 2PD, UK.

Infections of the orbit and periorbita are relatively frequent, and can cause significant local and systemic morbidity. Loss of vision occurs in more than 10% of patients, and systemic sequelae can include meningitis, intracranial abscess, and death. Numerous organisms infect the orbit, but the most common are bacteria. Read More

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Orbital cellulitis secondary to a fungal sinusitis caused by Scopulariopsis: The first case in Tunisia.

J Mycol Med 2018 Jun 27;28(2):384-386. Epub 2018 Apr 27.

Laboratory of parasitology mycology, Habib-Bourguiba Hospital, 3029 Sfax, Tunisia. Electronic address:

We report a case of invasive fungal sinusitis caused by Scopulariopsis in 57 year-old man who had recurrence of orbital cellulitis. CT-scan and magnetic resonance imaging found an orbital cellulitis associated to a left frontal sinusitis with bone erosion and calcification. Patient was treated by surgical debridement and voriconazole. Read More

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June 2018
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A case report of orbital Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as a orbital cellulitis.

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2018 Apr 8. Epub 2018 Apr 8.

Unidad de Órbita y Oculoplástica, Servicio de Oftalmología, Hospital Universitario de Gerona Dr. Josep Trueta, Gerona, España.

Clinical Case: A 10-year-old girl was seen with a 3-week history of right upper lid swelling and with no other symptoms or fever. There was no recent history of sinusitis, trauma, or previous infection involving the periorbital area, or response to oral antibiotic treatment. Orbital computed tomography showed a lesion involving the upper margin of the orbit, and bone destruction at the orbital roof. Read More

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April 2018
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Lymphoma Maxilla mimicking orbital cellulitis; case report and review of Literature.

Nepal J Ophthalmol 2017 Jul;9(18):180-186

Background: Sinonasal lymphomas are the commonest nonepithelial malignancies of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. They may spread from their site of origin in nasal cavity and invade adjacent structures including orbits leading to varying presentation and a diagnostic dilemma.

Case: A-77- year old Nepalese male presented with swelling of left eye since 1 month and pain in the same eye since 2 days. Read More

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July 2017
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Clostridium perfringens panophthalmitis and orbital cellulitis: a case report.

BMC Ophthalmol 2018 Apr 10;18(1):88. Epub 2018 Apr 10.

Clinical Bacteriology Department, Amiens-Picardie University Hospital, Amiens, France.

Background: Clostridium perfringens is an uncommon pathogen in endophthalmitis, causing rapid destruction of ocular tissues. Clostridium perfringens infection typically occurs after penetrating injury with soil-contaminated foreign bodies.

Case Report: Here, we describe the case of a 17-year-old male who sustained a penetrating injury with a metallic intraocular foreign body and who rapidly developed severe C. Read More

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April 2018
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Orbital Cellulitis from an Orbital Compressed Air and Diesel Explosion Injury.

Korean J Ophthalmol 2018 04 20;32(2):158-159. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Biomedical Research Institute, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.

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April 2018
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Management of a Severe Cervicofacial Odontogenic Infection.

J Contemp Dent Pract 2018 Mar 1;19(3):352-355. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, University of Pernambuco, Camaragibe, Brazil.

Introduction: Odontogenic infections originate from a tooth or from its supporting structures, generally secondary to a pulp necrosis, periodontal disease, pericoronitis, apical lesions, or complications of dental procedures, which can be restricted to the alveolus or can reach the jaws and face through maxillofacial spaces. These are the most common conditions which affect the head and neck regions.

Aim: The aim of this study is to report a severe case of a cervicofacial odontogenic infection while discussing the most relevant aspects. Read More

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March 2018
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Ocular involvement in melioidosis: a 23-year retrospective review.

J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect 2018 Mar 27;8(1). Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Ophthalmology, Khon Kaen Hospital, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

Background: Ocular involvement in melioidosis is rare and has devastating outcomes. Although there have been few reports on the condition, Khon Kaen, a city in northeast Thailand, has been called the "capital of melioidosis" due to the high prevalence of the condition in the region. We retrospectively reviewed all admitted cases of melioidosis with ocular involvement from the two largest hospitals in Khon Kaen. Read More

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March 2018
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Varicella zoster causing preseptal cellulitis - uncommon but possible.

Malays Fam Physician 2017 31;12(3):37-39. Epub 2017 Dec 31.

(Corresponding author) MBBs (Bangalore), Ms ORL-HNS (UKM) Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia email:

Background: Varicella has been known to be a harmless childhood disease. However, it has been reported that severe complications have taken place following Varicella infection, in both immunocompetent, as well as immunocompromised, individuals. Cutaneous complications of Varicella may manifest as preseptal cellulitis, albeit rarely. Read More

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December 2017

Saksenaea vasiformis Orbital Cellulitis in an Immunocompetent Child Treated With Posaconazole.

J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2018 Mar 7. Epub 2018 Mar 7.

Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.

An 11-year-old immunocompetent girl presented with two and a half months of progressive right orbital cellulitis, which did not respond to multiple courses of antibiotics or prednisone. A panfungal polymerase chain reaction primer was positive for Saksenaea vasiformis, and she completed 5 months of oral posaconazole therapy after debridement. Saksenaea vasiformis is a rare cause of zygomycosis, and it typically causes skin and soft tissue infection in immunocompetent hosts, particularly after a traumatic injury. Read More

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March 2018
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An Extremely Rare Cause of Orbital Emphysema in a Child.

J Craniofac Surg 2018 Mar 8. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University, Montreal.

The authors present a rare case of nontraumatic medial orbital wall fracture in an 11-year-old girl. Fractures of the orbital wall secondary to nose blowing have not been previously described in the pediatric population. The patient reported a history of chronic forceful nose blowing, followed by periorbital swelling after an episode of vigorous nose blowing. Read More

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March 2018
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Retrobulbar abscess: rare complication after repair of an oroantral communication.

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 Apr 2;56(3):227-229. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane, Bradford BD9 6RJ. Electronic address:

We present the case of a retrobulbar abscess that developed secondary to the repair of an oroantral communication. Orbital abscesses have been described in relation to odontogenic infections, facial injury, sinusitis, and after dental extractions but, to the best of our knowledge, none has been reported in these circumstances. Retrobulbar abscess is a rare complication, but early clinical and radiological diagnosis, and urgent decompression are vital because it comes with considerable risk of irreversible visual impairment. Read More

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April 2018
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Evaluation of patients with orbital infections.

Turk Pediatri Ars 2017 Dec 1;52(4):221-225. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology-Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Istanbul, Turkey.

Aim: Orbital tissue infections are common infections of childhood that can lead to severe complications. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the etiologic factors, diagnosis, follow-up, and treatment procedures in pediatric patients with orbital infections.

Material And Methods: This study was performed retrospectively between January 2014 and December 2015 in Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit. Read More

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December 2017
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Caroticocavernous Fistula: Successful Reversal by Endovascular Treatment.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2018 Mar;28(3):S54-S55

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Al-Khidmat Teaching Hospital, Mansoora.

A 22-year male presented in outpatient department with right sided proptosis and chemosis, after a roadside accident two months back. He was on treatment for orbital cellulitis and taking steroids with antibiotics, both orally and topically. He was also on topical antiglaucoma agents. Read More

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March 2018
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Orbital apex syndrome from bacterial sinusitis without orbital cellulitis.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2018 Jun 31;10:84-86. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), 6431 Fannin St., MSB 7.024, Houston, TX, 77030, United States.

Purpose: To describe a case of orbital apex syndrome as a result of isolated bacterial sinusitis.

Observations: A 63-year-old woman presented with an orbital apex syndrome from isolated bacterial sinusitis with rapidly declining visual acuity to no light perception. We compared our case with 6 similar cases of severe vision loss from isolated bacterial sinusitis. Read More

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June 2018
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Indicators for imaging in periorbital cellulitis secondary to rhinosinusitis.

Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Apr 15;275(4):943-948. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, 70300, Zerifin, Israel.

Purpose: Our objective was to identify the clinical indicators for subperiosteal orbital abscess (SPOA) among patients who present with periorbital cellulitis secondary to rhinosinusitis, and to evaluate the need for performing a computerized tomography (CT) scan.

Methods: A retrospective cohort study of all patients admitted to our tertiary care emergency department between 2006 and 2014 was conducted. Included were healthy patients with acute periorbital cellulitis secondary to rhinosinusitis. Read More

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April 2018
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Orbital cellulitis and brain abscess - rare complications of maxillo-spheno-ethmoidal rhinosinusitis.

Rom J Ophthalmol 2017 Apr-Jun;61(2):133-136

ENT Department, Clinical Emergency County Hospital, Constanta, Romania.

Sinus infections can be complicated by ocular infections and, in late phases, by brain parenchyma infection. The article debates the case of a 12-year-old patient suffering from paucisymptomatic maxillo-spheno-ethmoidal rhinosinusitis, which was later complicated by orbital cellulitis, ending with the development of a brain abscess. The treatment is complex, initially targeting the source of the infection through draining the collection by middle maxillary antrostomy and anterior posterior ethmoidectomy, then the ablation of the brain abscess and postoperatively with prolonged massive antibiotherapy. Read More

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July 2018
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Microbiology and antibiotic therapy of subperiosteal orbital abscess in children with acute ethmoiditis.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Mar 2;106:91-95. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Service d'ORL Pédiatrique, Hôpital Femme Mère Enfants, Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Lyon, France; Service d'ORL, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire, Lyon, France; Université de Lyon, Lyon, France; INSERM, U1028, CNRS, UMR5292, Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, IMPACT Team, Lyon, France. Electronic address:

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the microbiological cultures and the management of acute ethmoiditis complicated by subperiosteal orbital abscess (SPOA) in a pediatric population.

Methods: The medical records of children under 18 years old was performed in a tertiary referral pediatric center from January 2009 to April 2017. Clinical examination, computed tomography scans, medical and surgical treatments were reviewed and compared to other studies in literature. Read More

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March 2018
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Neurological Complications of Acute and Chronic Sinusitis.

Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2018 Feb 5;18(2). Epub 2018 Feb 5.

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Acute and chronic sinusitis can give rise to a wide array of intracranial and orbital complications. These complications include brain abscess, subdural empyema, epidural abscess, meningitis, venous sinus thrombosis, frontal bone osteomyelitis, and orbital cellulitis and abscess. Despite numerous medical advances, these complications carry a risk of mortality and significant morbidity. Read More

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February 2018
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The best of the best: a review of select oculoplastic case series published in 2015.

Digit J Ophthalmol 2017 21;23(4):1-3. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Department of Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.

This review summarizes three case series published in the field of oculoplastic surgery in the year 2015. The first article describes the use of hedgehog pathway inhibitors for medical therapy of advanced periocular basal cell carcinoma and basal cell nevus syndrome. The second describes the use of c-reactive protein as a marker for starting treatment with steroids in children with orbital cellulitis. Read More

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March 2018
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[Orbital cellulitis complicated by subperiosteal abscess due to Streptococcus pyogenes infection].

Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex 2017 Mar - Apr;74(2):134-140. Epub 2017 Mar 15.

Departamento de Infectología Pediátrica, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Fray Antonio Alcalde, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.

Background: Orbital cellulitis is an infectious disease that is very common in pediatric patients, in which severe complications may develop. Etiological agents related to this disease are Haemophilus influenzae B, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis, which correspond to 95% of cases. Moreover, Streptococcus beta hemolytic and anaerobic microorganisms may also be present corresponding to < 5% of the cases. Read More

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March 2017
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Temporal Expression of Genes in Biofilm-Forming Ocular Candida albicans Isolated From Patients With Keratitis and Orbital Cellulitis.

Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2018 01;59(1):528-538

Jhaveri Microbiology Centre Prof. Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, India.

Purpose: To study antibiotic susceptibility and biofilm-forming potential of ocular isolates of Candida albicans along with gene expression.

Methods: Seven clinical isolates of C. albicans (keratitis-6 and orbital cellulitis-1) were evaluated. Read More

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January 2018
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Right orbital edema masquerading a hematologic malignancy.

SAGE Open Med Case Rep 2018 10;6:2050313X17751838. Epub 2018 Jan 10.

Division of Hematology/Oncology, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Introduction: Multiple myeloma is caused by abnormal proliferation of plasma cells that affects more commonly African Americans. It classically presents with hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and lytic bone lesions. The aim of this article is to present an unusual case of a 63-year-old African-American female with multiple myeloma who presented with worsening right-sided eye swelling for the past 3 weeks and to briefly review ophthalmologic manifestations of multiple myeloma. Read More

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January 2018
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