Bilateral preseptal periorbital cellulitis

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Facial swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Male

Bilateral periorbital soft tissue swelling and fat stranding. No post septal fat stranding. The orbits have an unremarkable appearance with no mass. Extraocular muscles have a normal appearance. Limited intracranial views are unremarkable. Paranasal sinuses and imaged mastoid air cells are clear. No bony abnormality is identified.

Case Discussion

When patients present with periorbital cellulitis it is important to assess for any postseptal involvement, as when this occurs it is a much more serious condition. 

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Case information

rID: 43081
Published: 26th Feb 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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