• 601 Providence Park Drive, Suite O, Mobile, Alabama,36695
  • 27961 U.S. 98, Thomas Medical Center, Daphne, Alabama,36526
  • 1720 Medical Park Dr, Suite 330a, Biloxi, Mississippi,39532-2131

Orbital Abscess Surgical Approach


  • Orbital cellulitis is usually a complication of paranasal sinus infection.
  • Either {the} infection could dissect under {the} periosteum and lead to subperiosteal abscess (SPA) or intraorbital abscess could be formed secondary to a progressive and localized cellulitis.

  • Without appropriate tre atment orbital infection could lead to serious complications, even death.
  • Prompt treatment is mandatory to avoid visual loss or intracranial complications. Initially, IV antibiotics could be administered, but if no improvement appears within 48h, surgical drainage of {the} orbit and {the} affected sinuses must be performed.
  • In medial or medial-inferior SPA a transnasal approach is used, but in superior orbital abscess an external incision is required.