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Late-onset Pneumo-orbit and Orbital Compartment Syndrome After Blunt Maxillofacial Trauma


Department of ORL, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey


Department of ORL, Gülhane Research and Training Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey

ENT Updates 2021; 11: 144-147
DOI: 10.5152/entupdates.2021.210240
Read: 300 Downloads: 62 Published: 13 October 2021

Orbital compartment syndrome (OCS) is an urgent condition which requires immediate treatment to avoid permanent vision loss. If the associated increased intraorbital pressure causes optical nerve and disc compression, emergency treatment to reduce the pressure is required. Here, we report the initially conservative management of a minimally displaced medial orbital fracture after blunt maxillofacial trauma and the late but sudden development of pneumo-orbit and OCS. 

Cite this article as: Basak H, Yücel L, Beton S. Late-onset pneumo-orbit and orbital compartment syndrome after blunt maxillofacial trauma. ENT Updates. 2021;11(3):144-147.

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