Orbital Cellulitis And Subperiosteal Abscess Of Frontal Bone Complicating Unilateral Pansinusitis: A Case Report
Objective: The aim of this report is to demonstrate that acute rhino-sinusitis may result in orbital cellulitis and even life threatening complications especially intracranial abscesses in children and young adults. Rare complications such as subperiosteal abscess seen in this patient may also occur Morbidity and mortality can be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment by relevant specialists.
Method: We present a case report and literature review on unilateral pansinusitis complicated with orbital cellulitis and subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone.
Results: Following a diagnosis of orbital cellulitis and subperiosteal abscess of the frontal bone from a unilateral pansinusitis, an initial intravenous antibiotic was given for 72 hours, followed by a surgical drainage with subsequent rapid improvement.
Conclusion: Acute rhinosinusitis may be complicated by orbital cellulitis and abscess formation. Prompt referral to a tertiary health facility as well as ooperation between the Ophthalmologists and Otorhinolaryngologists is very important to prevent life threatening complications.
Key words: Orbital cellulitis, Pansinusitis, Subperiosteal abscess