Bilateral orbital abscesses after strabismus surgery

Elona Dhrami-Gavazi, Winston Lee, Aakriti Garg, Daniel C. Garibaldi, Michelle Leibert, Michael Kazim

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Abstract

Infectious orbital complications after strabismus surgery are rare. Their incidence is estimated to be 1 case per 1,100 surgeries and include preseptal cellulitis, orbital cellulitis, subconjunctival and sub-Tenon's abscesses, myositis, and endophthalmitis. This report describes the case of an otherwise healthy 3-year-old boy who underwent bilateral medial rectus recession and disinsertion of the inferior obliques. A few days after surgery, the patient presented with bilateral periorbital edema and inferotemporal chemosis. A series of CT scans with contrast revealed inferotemporal orbital collections OU. The patient immediately underwent transconjunctival drainage of fibrinous and seropurulent collections in the sub-Tenon's space and experienced rapid improvement a few days later. The patient is reported to be in stable condition in a follow-up examination performed more than a year after the reported events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e141-e142
JournalOphthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Strabismus
Abscess
Orbital Cellulitis
Myositis
Endophthalmitis
Cellulitis
Ambulatory Surgical Procedures
Drainage
Edema
Incidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Dhrami-Gavazi, E., Lee, W., Garg, A., Garibaldi, D. C., Leibert, M., & Kazim, M. (2015). Bilateral orbital abscesses after strabismus surgery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 31(6), e141-e142. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000000182

Bilateral orbital abscesses after strabismus surgery. / Dhrami-Gavazi, Elona; Lee, Winston; Garg, Aakriti; Garibaldi, Daniel C.; Leibert, Michelle; Kazim, Michael.

In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 31, No. 6, 01.01.2015, p. e141-e142.

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Dhrami-Gavazi, E, Lee, W, Garg, A, Garibaldi, DC, Leibert, M & Kazim, M 2015, 'Bilateral orbital abscesses after strabismus surgery', Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. e141-e142. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000000182
Dhrami-Gavazi E, Lee W, Garg A, Garibaldi DC, Leibert M, Kazim M. Bilateral orbital abscesses after strabismus surgery. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 Jan 1;31(6):e141-e142. https://doi.org/10.1097/IOP.0000000000000182
Dhrami-Gavazi, Elona ; Lee, Winston ; Garg, Aakriti ; Garibaldi, Daniel C. ; Leibert, Michelle ; Kazim, Michael. / Bilateral orbital abscesses after strabismus surgery. In: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2015 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. e141-e142.
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