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Case Report

A Case of Orbital Apex Syndrome Due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
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Clin. Pract. 2011, 1(4), e127; https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e127
Received: 19 September 2011 / Revised: 3 November 2011 / Accepted: 16 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
Orbital apex syndrome is commonly been thought to have a poor prognosis. Many cases of this syndrome have been reported to be caused by paranasal sinus mycosis. We encountered a very rare case (60-year-old woman) of sinusitis with orbital apex syndrome due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. She had received insulin and dialysis for diabtes and diabetic nephropathy, moreover anticoagulants after heart by-pass surgery. She underwent endoscopic sinus operation and was treated with antibiotics, but her loss of left vision did not improve. Recently, sinusitis cases due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa were reported to be a increasing. Therefore, we should consider the possibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as well as mycosis as infections of the sinus, especially inpatients who are immunocompromised body.
Keywords: sinusitis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; orbital apex syndrome; visual disturbance; endoscopic sinus operation sinusitis; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; orbital apex syndrome; visual disturbance; endoscopic sinus operation
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Kusunoki, T.; Kase, K.; Ikeda, K. A Case of Orbital Apex Syndrome Due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection. Clin. Pract. 2011, 1, e127. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e127

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Kusunoki T, Kase K, Ikeda K. A Case of Orbital Apex Syndrome Due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection. Clinics and Practice. 2011; 1(4):e127. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e127

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Kusunoki, Takeshi, Kaori Kase, and Katsuhisa Ikeda. 2011. "A Case of Orbital Apex Syndrome Due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infection" Clinics and Practice 1, no. 4: e127. https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2011.e127

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