J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 49(11); 2008 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2008;49(11):1845-1849.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2008.49.11.1845    Published online November 15, 2008.
Orbital Cellulitis With Subperisoteal Abscess Secondary to Dental Extraction.
Ki Cheol Chang
Department of Ophthalmology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. happyeye21@medimail.co.kr
발치 후 발생한 골막하농양이 동반된 안와연조직염
Department of Ophthalmology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
We report a case of orbital cellulitis with subperiosteal abscess secondary to dental extraction. CASE SUMMARY: A 55-year-old man presented to the emergency department with severe erythematous, painful swelling of the left periorbital area and the upper cheek after extraction of the left maxillary molar and premolar teeth. Computed tomography scan demonstrated marked periorbital inflammation and medial displacement of the left lateral rectus muscle by subperiosteal abscess extending along the lateral orbital wall. After a 10-day course of intravenous broad spectrum antibiotics and a 7-day course of oral prednisolone, he achieved complete resolution of all clinical symptoms and signs. CONCLUSIONS: Physicians should keep in mind that orbital complications may occur after oral surgery. A high level of suspicion in a patient with preceptal signs and a history of recent tooth infection or extraction is needed to avoid missing a diagnosis.
Key Words: Dental;Odontogenic;Orbital cellulitis;Subperiosteal abscess

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