J Pediatr Infect Dis 2008; 03(01): 059-061
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556956
Case Report
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart – New York

A case of retroorbital subperiosteal hematoma and frontal extradural abscess

Amit Agrawal
a  Department of Surgery, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi, Meghe, Wardha, India
,
Akshay Pratap
b  Department of Surgery, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
,
Chandra S. Agrawal
b  Department of Surgery, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
,
Satya N. Singh
c  Department of Anesthesiology, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
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26 May 2007

17 July 2007

Publication Date:
28 July 2015 (online)

Abstract

We report a case of 14-year-old female who was admitted with a rare retroorbital subperiosteal hematoma manifested as sudden orbital pain, progressive proptosis and diminution of vision. Cranial computed tomography showed a biconvex high density mass in the superolateral part of the right orbit, which was recognized to be a subperiosteal hematoma intraoperatively. Infection extending into the orbit was important in causing the hemorrhage.