Neonatal orbital abscess

Antonio A.V. Cruz, Marisa M. Mussi-Pinhata, Patricia M.S. Akaishi, Luciana Cattebeke, José Torrano da Silva, Jorge Elia

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Purpose: To describe two cases of orbital abscess in neonates and to review the literature of orbital cellulitis in neonates. Design: Two interventional case reports. Methods: Photographs, orbital computed tomography scans, and full pediatric examination were obtained in two cases of orbital abscess in neonates. Results: Acute ethmoiditis with orbital abscess formation was found in both infants. In one of them, Staphylococcus aureus was identified as the source of infection. Conclusions: The clinical findings of our cases concur with the literature (eight cases) indicating that orbital abscess caused by Staphylococcal ethmoiditis is the most common form of orbital cellulitis in neonates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2316-2320
Number of pages5
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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