Extradural and orbital abscess

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Facial swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Extensive right sided paranasal sinus opacification with an extradural collection in the right anterior cranial fossa, a small subperiosteal orbital abscess with proptosis. Extensive subcutaneous swelling. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have surgical drainage.

  • GRAM STAIN = Leukocytes ++
  • CULTURE = Streptococcus anginosus group (milleri group) 
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Case information

rID: 35614
Published: 14th Apr 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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