Orbital infection arising from a primary tooth: A case report

D. Rosen, L. Ardekian, I. Abu El-Naaj, D. Fischer, M. Peled, D. Laufer

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Odontogenic infections may spread to the orbit by one or more of several paths. Such extension is potentially dangerous and may lead to loss of vision. A case of infection from a primary tooth, which extended to the retrobulbar area is presented in this report. Treatment included surgical drainage of the resulting subperiosteal orbital abscess through a Caldwell-Luc approach as well as aggressive antibiotic therapy. The importance of early suspicion of this entity and its potential sequelae are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2000
Externally publishedYes


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