Journal article

"Silent Sinus Syndrome" Following Orbital Trauma: A Case Series and Review of the Literature

Sebastian J Brown, Thomas G Hardy, Alan A McNab

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2017

Abstract

PURPOSE: To describe the demographics, presentation, and treatment of "silent sinus syndrome" (SSS) diagnosed following orbital trauma and review the literature on this topic. METHODS: A retrospective review of 6 consecutive cases of SSS following trauma seen by the authors from 2004 to 2015. Data collected included patient demographics, details of previous trauma, clinical presentation, imaging findings, surgery performed, outcome, and follow up. RESULTS: Six patients were identified presenting with SSS following orbital floor fracture. All cases developed progressive enophthalmos due to maxillary sinus atelectasis on average 8 months after their initial trauma (range, 3-16 months). The app..

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