Sphenoethmoid sinusitis in a child resulting in a disastrous intracranial sequela

Aye Jane Sow, Jeevanan Jahendran, Charng Jeng Toh, Thean Yean Kew

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Abstract

Localized sphenoethmoid sinusitis in children is a rare occurrence. It is usually overlooked because of the misconception that the sinuses are not developed. We describe a case of localized acute sphenoid and right posterior ethmoid sinusitis that presented as right frontobasal subdural empyema and multiple deep cerebral abscesses. Morbidity from subdural empyema in children is high. Early diagnosis and treatment based on recognition that the etiology might involve the paranasal sinuses affects the overall prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEar, Nose and Throat Journal
Volume91
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

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Subdural Empyema
Sinusitis
Ethmoid Sinusitis
Brain Abscess
Paranasal Sinuses
Early Diagnosis
Morbidity
Therapeutics

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Sphenoethmoid sinusitis in a child resulting in a disastrous intracranial sequela. / Sow, Aye Jane; Jahendran, Jeevanan; Toh, Charng Jeng; Kew, Thean Yean.

In: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal, Vol. 91, No. 11, 11.2012.

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