Orbital Emphysema Secondary to Frontal Osteoma

K. Devaraja*, Kailesh Pujary, Suresh Pillai

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Abstract

Repeated bouts of nose blowing can at times lead to orbital emphysema due to stress fracture in the medial or the inferior wall of the orbit. Very rarely, this can result from paranasal sinus osteoma rendering the orbital wall weak. We report only the fifth case of literature to have such an association. Also, we managed our case non-surgically, as against the previous reports treated surgically. In discussion, we highlight the nuances related to principles of management, including the role of computed tomography, and surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E353-E355
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ethmoid bone
  • Frontal osteoma
  • frontal sinus
  • orbit
  • orbital emphysema
  • pneumo-orbit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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