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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia
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VOEGELS, Richard Louis et al. Orbital complications in patients with acute sinusitis. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2002, vol.68, n.2, pp.224-228. ISSN 0034-7299. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-72992002000200011.
Introduction: The orbital complications of sinusitis continue to be an important topic in otolaryngology despite the reduction in their prevalence observed after the advent of antibiotic therapy. Aim: With the objective to determine the clinical and therapeutic characteristics of cases of complicated sinusitis. Study design: Clinical prospective randomized. Material and method: We conducted a retrospective study on 128 patients admitted to the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of São Paulo Medical School, over the last 15 years. Most of these patients were children or young adults (82,81% were less than 30 years old) and 57,81% were males. All of the patients had a favorable outcome, with no sequels. Conclusion: An early diagnosis and the institution of adequate treatment are of fundamental importance for the prognosis and outcome of these patients. The observation of these two factors contributes to the low mortality of these conditions.
Keywords : sinusitis; orbital complications; orbital abscess.