Orbital complications of frontal sinusitis

Robert T. Adelson, Bradley F. Marple

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Sinusitis, in the antibiotic era, is a disease process for which infectious complications have become increasingly uncommon. It is estimated that a maximum of 1%-3% of all sinus infections result in intraorbital or intracranial complications [22]. The preantibiotic era was witness to a 17% incidence of death and 20% incidence of blindness in postseptal infections, declining in the modern era to 1%-2% and 1%-8%, respectively [6, 22]. The persistence of such morbidities demands further study of the complications of sinusitis. Frontal sinusitis and orbital complications thereof is a narrow clinical window that demands both a high level of diagnostic acumen and technical ability to engender a successful outcome. A thorough understanding of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and current treatment recommendations for orbital complications of frontal sinusitis will allow physicians to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Frontal Sinus
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540211438, 9783540211433
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

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