PMID: 4053422Aug 1, 1985Paper

Orbital wall thickness and the spread of infection from the paranasal sinuses

Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences
R P Mills, J M Kartush

Abstract

Ninety-three human skulls (80 adults and 13 children) have been examined and the extent of thin bone in the party walls between the orbit and the frontal, ethmoidal and maxillary sinuses has been assessed. Translucent bone is most often present in the lateral wall of the ethmoidal labyrinth and least often in the floor of the frontal sinus. In children such bone is present significantly less often in the roof of the maxillary sinus (P less than 0.001) than in adults. Computerized tomography scans and clinical data from 6 patients with orbital cellulitis were reviewed. In one of these an inferolateral subperiosteal abscess of the orbit was associated with a defect in the roof of the maxillary sinus. Two patients had a medial subperiosteal abscess associated with ethmoiditis and in one there was direct continuity between the abscess and the adjacent ethmoidal cells. In another case a superolateral abscess was demonstrated in continuity with a surgical defect in the floor of the frontal sinus. We conclude that the ethmoidal, frontal or maxillary sinuses may be sources of orbital infection and that spread occurs either by direct extension through the sinus wall or by local thrombophlebitis.

References

Mar 1, 1978·Otolaryngology·V L SchrammJohn S Kennerdell
Jul 1, 1978·British Medical Journal·M J Harley, T H Guerier
May 1, 1977·Clinical Pediatrics·D B Hawkins, R W Clark
May 1, 1976·Archives of Ophthalmology·E C WattersR H Michaels
May 1, 1969·Archives of Ophthalmology·W H Jarrett, F A Gutman
Nov 1, 1974·Archives of Otolaryngology·H GansJ Wlodyka
Jul 1, 1972·The Laryngoscope·C A Quick, E Payne
Sep 1, 1970·The Laryngoscope·J R ChandlerE R Stevens
Sep 1, 1967·American Journal of Diseases of Children·R E Haynes, H G Cramblett
May 1, 1983·Archives of Ophthalmology·G J Harris
Mar 1, 1983·Ophthalmology·A WeissB Gold
Apr 1, 1980·The Laryngoscope·P R Morgan, W V Morrison
Mar 1, 1980·Head & Neck Surgery·L T Bilaniuk, R A Zimmerman
Apr 1, 1961·The Journal of Laryngology and Otology·J D DAWES

Citations

Mar 4, 2000·International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology·A MurrayM S Morrissey
Dec 1, 1987·The Journal of Laryngology and Otology·R P Mills
Mar 1, 1990·The Journal of Laryngology and Otology·A C Swift, G Charlton
Sep 1, 1996·Academic Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine·S W Melanson, J Raftis
Jun 1, 1992·Archives of Emergency Medicine·D P Martin-HirschB Kotecha
Jan 5, 2016·International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery·R E WarburtonT A Turvey
Jun 1, 1993·Pediatric Annals·D PersaudJ L Muñoz
Dec 21, 2005·Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice·N EzeH Daya
Dec 20, 2005·Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery : Official Journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons·Felix Alexander Samuel BlakeRainer Schmelzle
Jun 1, 1994·The British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery·D G JayamanneE D Allen
Aug 1, 1996·Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery : Official Publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery·J K Muhammad, M T Simpson
Jan 1, 2011·Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology : Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society·Seongmu Lee, Michael T Yen
Feb 1, 1991·Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences·M J Brockbank, G B Brookes
Dec 1, 1992·Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences·S R Williams, J A Carruth
Jan 13, 1998·The Journal of Laryngology and Otology·A BalrajP Shorvon
Apr 1, 1995·The Journal of Laryngology and Otology·B Singh
Jan 19, 2011·Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery·Sarah HullJane M Olver
Feb 1, 1986·Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine·R P Mills

Related Concepts

Bacterial Infections
Phlegmon
Ocular Orbit
Orbit (Eye Disorders)
Sinusitis
Phlegmasia Alba Dolens

Trending Feeds

COVID-19

Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection

Lipidomics can be used to examine the lipid species involved with pathogenic conditions, such as viral associated inflammation. Discovered the latest research on Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection.

Glut1 Deficiency

Glut1 deficiency, an autosomal dominant, genetic metabolic disorder associated with a deficiency of GLUT1, the protein that transports glucose across the blood brain barrier, is characterized by mental and motor developmental delays and infantile seizures. Follow the latest research on Glut1 deficiency with this feed.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

Laryngeal Neoplasms

Laryngeal Neoplasms occur in the Larynx and are typically associated with smoking and alcohol consumption. Discover the latest research on Laryngeal Neoplasms here.

Cell Atlas Along the Gut-Brain Axis

Profiling cells along the gut-brain axis at the single cell level will provide unique information for each cell type, a three-dimensional map of how cell types work together to form tissues, and insights into how changes in the map underlie health and disease of the GI system and its crosstalk with the brain. Disocver the latest research on single cell analysis of the gut-brain axis here.

Related Papers

The British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
N Janakarajah, K Sukumaran
International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Z Weizman, H Mussaffi
The British Journal of Ophthalmology
L M Ligertwood
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved