A pediatric case of orbital cellulitis with pansinusitis and subperiosteal abscess

  • Karly Derwitz, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC
  • Hanna S. Sahhar, MD, FAAP, FACOP Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC
  • Kelly A. Ward, DO Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Carolinas Campus, Spartanburg, SC

Abstract

While less common than preseptal cellulitis, orbital cellulitis can have severe complications. With the proper use of a computed tomographic (CT) scan, physicians can more quickly recognize the clinical signs of orbital cellulitis and begin interventions to properly treat the condition. This case report highlights the importance of timely diagnosis and successful intervention for orbital cellulitis by recognizing infection progression.

Published
2021-09-01
How to Cite
Derwitz, K., H. Sahhar, and K. Ward. “A Pediatric Case of Orbital Cellulitis With Pansinusitis and Subperiosteal Abscess”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 13, no. 5, Sept. 2021, pp. 38–41, doi:10.33181/13051.