Title:
Endoscopy sinus surgery with complete resolution of enophthalmos in a case of silent maxillary sinus
Authors:
P. Melgarejo Moreno* and D. Hellín Meseguer**
Institutions:
*Department of Otorhinolaringology, Santa Maria Hospital, Lleida, Spain; **Department of Otorhinolaringology, Vega Baja Hospital, Alicante, Spain
Keywords:
Silent maxillary sinus; facial haemangioma; endoscopic sinus surgery
Pages:
93 - 95
Abstract:
Endoscopy sinus surgery with complete resolution of enophthalmos in a case of silent maxillary sinusThis paper presents a case of true silent right maxillary sinus associated with facial haemangiomae. A 45-year-old woman consulted an ophthalmologist for an asymptomatic “sinking in” of her right eye over a six-month period. Two venous haemangiomae were found: one in the right lower eyelid and one on the right of the upper lip. Ophthalmologic exami- nation revealed a prominent right superior palpebral sulcus. Evaluation included computed tomography (CT) of the orbits, showing an increased right orbital volume and right maxillary sinusitis. The patient underwent a right endoscop- ic uncinectomy and maxillary antrostomy. The patient experienced a prompt resolution of the enophthalmos. Orbital implantation was not performed because the enophthalmos resolved spontaneously. No changes were observed during two years of follow-up.
Issue:
Vol. 3, 2007, 2nd trimester


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Endoscopy sinus surgery with complete resolution of enophthalmos in a case of silent maxillary sinus