Necrotizing periorbital cellulitis following aesthetic rhinoplasty

Josef Haik, Eli Regev, Eran Bar-Meir, Jeremy Tamir, Nir Shoham, Oren Goldan, David Mendes, Arie Orenstein, Eyal Winkler

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Rhinoplasty is rarely complicated with infection. We present a case of necrotizing periorbital cellulitis that developed in an 18-year-old woman following aesthetic rhinoplasty. The clinical manifestations consisted of swelling of the eyelids and necrosis of the lower eyelid regions, accompanied by high fever. Streptococcus pyogenes was isolated from the wound. The patient responded well to administration of intravenous amoxycillin/clavulanate and conservative local treatment. The infection resolved uneventfully. At 2-year follow-up, the cosmetic result was excellent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalAesthetic Surgery Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes


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