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Orbital Cellulitis Orbital Cellulitis Orbital cellulitis is an extremely serious, although rare, cause of proptosis. Because the orbit is bordered on three sides by paranasal sinuses, orbital infection can result from sinusitis extending directly through the lamina papyracea. Lid edema, ptosis, proptosis, chemosis, and diminished ocular movements make for a dramatic clinical presentation. Retrograde extension can lead to cavernous sinus thrombosis. In orbital cellulitis there is proptosis, limitation of extraocular movement, injection, and diminished vision. Orbital pseudotumor often presents in a very similar fashion to orbital cellulitis. Sinusitis may also cause secondary orbital inflammation and tenderness on extremes of eye movement. Orbital cellulitis is a serious infectious condition presenting as swollen, red eyelids with chemosis, exophthalmos, pain, fever, and leukocytosis. Organisms enter the orbit either directly from disruption of the normal skin barrier or through the sinuses or venous
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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