Orbital abscess as a complication of odontogenic infection. A case report and review of the literature.

J. N. Masipa*, M. Bouckaert, C. Masureik, J. Lemmer, R. Meyerov, L. Feller

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Abstract

Orbital abscess is a rare complication of odontogenic infection. This report describes a case of an orbital abscess in a 42-year-old HIV-seropositive woman who developed this condition as a complication by direct spread via the maxillary sinus of a dento-alveolar abscess of the maxillary first premolar, resulting in the loss of her eye.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)318-319
Number of pages2
JournalSADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging
Volume62
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

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