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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-38

Spectrum of complications in sinusitis


Department of ENT, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Mahesh Bhat
Department of ENT, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-9727.112278

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Complications of paranasal sinus infection most often involve the orbit and peri-orbita. Because of widespread use of antibiotics, intracranial extension of paranasal sinusitis is rarely seen today. Nevertheless, the clinician must be aware of the potential of these complications as late recognition of this condition and delay in treatment can increase morbidity and mortality rates. An interesting case of sinusitis with orbital and intracranial complication is presented, which was radiologically evaluated and was comprehensively managed. Unparallel role of radiological investigations cannot be over emphasized as it played a very important role in both assessment and timing of the surgical intervention. The key to successful treatment is aggressive management and timely surgical intervention. We have extensively reviewed literature and comprehensively discussed pathophysiology and radiological assessment of such cases.


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