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An orbital abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis.
Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1997 Sep; 28(9):758-61.OS

Abstract

An orbital abscess is an ophthalmic surgical emergency that is typically caused by the spread of bacteria from adjacent structures, such as the sinuses, eyelids, or teeth. Although acute dacryocystitis is commonly associated with preseptal cellulitis, it rarely causes orbital infection. Infection of the lacrimal sac will typically localize in the preseptal space because the lacrimal sac lies anterior to the orbital septum. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of an intraconal abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis. The key points in the surgical management of this entity are discussed.

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Department of Ophthalmology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9304639

Citation

Ntountas, I, et al. "An Orbital Abscess Secondary to Acute Dacryocystitis." Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers, vol. 28, no. 9, 1997, pp. 758-61.
Ntountas I, Morschbacher R, Pratt D, et al. An orbital abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1997;28(9):758-61.
Ntountas, I., Morschbacher, R., Pratt, D., Patel, B. C., Anderson, R. L., & McCann, J. D. (1997). An orbital abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis. Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers, 28(9), 758-61.
Ntountas I, et al. An Orbital Abscess Secondary to Acute Dacryocystitis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers. 1997;28(9):758-61. PubMed PMID: 9304639.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An orbital abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis. AU - Ntountas,I, AU - Morschbacher,R, AU - Pratt,D, AU - Patel,B C, AU - Anderson,R L, AU - McCann,J D, PY - 1997/9/26/pubmed PY - 1997/9/26/medline PY - 1997/9/26/entrez SP - 758 EP - 61 JF - Ophthalmic surgery and lasers JO - Ophthalmic Surg Lasers VL - 28 IS - 9 N2 - An orbital abscess is an ophthalmic surgical emergency that is typically caused by the spread of bacteria from adjacent structures, such as the sinuses, eyelids, or teeth. Although acute dacryocystitis is commonly associated with preseptal cellulitis, it rarely causes orbital infection. Infection of the lacrimal sac will typically localize in the preseptal space because the lacrimal sac lies anterior to the orbital septum. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of an intraconal abscess secondary to acute dacryocystitis. The key points in the surgical management of this entity are discussed. SN - 1082-3069 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9304639/An_orbital_abscess_secondary_to_acute_dacryocystitis_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/abscess.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -