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Ophthalmic complications of endoscopic ethmoid surgery and their management

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dc.contributor.author Dunya, Ibrahim
dc.contributor.author Salman, Salah
dc.contributor.author Shore, John
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-15T10:29:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-15T10:29:46Z
dc.date.copyright 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0196-0709 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/4046
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The proximity of the paranasal sinuses to the orbit puts the anterior visual pathways at risk during sinus surgery. Although the ophthalmic complications of sinus surgery are well known to the otolaryngologist, they are rarely encountered in clinical practice. Several recommendations will help the surgeon performing intranasal sinus surgery. Materials and Methods: To study the incidence of orbital complications of intranasal ethmoid surgery, a retrospective review of 372 cases, most of them bilateral, was performed. Results: Our series of 372 patients who underwent endoscopic sinus surgery showed five orbital complications. Conclusion: Several recommendations may help the surgeon to avoide any ophthalmic complication. When orbital wall dehiscence is suspected, either by CT scan or at surgery, especially in a previously operated case, extreme care should be taken not to penetrate the periorbita. If orbital fat protrudes into the operative field, it should not be pulled or twisted in an attempt to remove it. The surgeon should seek the cooperation of the anesthesiologist working the case. A knowledge of the variable anatomy is essential to avoid iatrogenic injury. The surgeon should be aware of the different complications for early recognition and management. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Ophthalmic complications of endoscopic ethmoid surgery and their management en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200902712 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal American Journal of Otolaryngology en_US
dc.journal.volume 17 en_US
dc.journal.issue 5 en_US
dc.article.pages 322-331 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0196-0709(96)90019-8 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Dunya, I. M., Salman, S. D., & Shore, J. W. (1996). Ophthalmic complications of endoscopic ethmoid surgery and their management. American journal of otolaryngology, 17(5), 322-331. en_US
dc.author.email ibrahim.dunya@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196070996900198 en_US


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