A Rare Orbital Complication of Sinusitis in a Pregnant Patient: Orbital Inflammatory Granulation


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ATEŞ M. S. , USLU M., GÖDE S. , KAYA İ. , MIDILLI R.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI, vol.56, no.2, pp.126-128, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tao.2018.3082
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-128

Abstract

Development of orbital inflammatory granulation in pregnant patients as an orbital complication of acute sinusitis is extremely rare. Herein, we describe the case of a patient with a complication of acute sinusitis that mimicked orbital tumors. The patient presented with left orbital protrusion. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed pansinusitis with a well-defined mass lesion in the extraconal space of the left orbit. Endoscopic endonasal sphenoethmoidectomy and orbital decompression were performed. Histopatological examination revealed acute inflammatory granulation tissue. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to describe orbital inflammatory granulation in a pregnant patient as an orbital complication of sinusitis.