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Revista Cubana de Pediatría

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PANTOJA PEREDA, Odette et al. Orbital cellulitis as a way of presentation of the complicated sinusitis in the child. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2012, vol.84, n.1, pp.117-121. ISSN 0034-7531.

The acute sinusitis is a inflammatory process of the mucosa of paranasal sinuses, the more important bacterial etiology. It is more frequent in the school ages and in the periods of more circulation of the respiratory viruses, which develops when the normal drainage of the sinuses is involved and there is retention of the mucosa secretions. The more severe complications including cellulitis and periorbital abscesses are rare. The orbital cellulitis is an entity not much frequent, whose significance lie in it may be associated to loss of vision and other complications. Authors present the case of a patient aged 6 presenting with orbital cellulitis, secondary to sinusitis and the particular feature of diagnosis and treatment to alert pediatrician for its early diagnosis, optimizing its treatment.

Keywords : orbital cellulitis; sinusitis; computerized axial tomography.

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