Bilateral orbital preseptal cellulitis after combined adenotonsillectomy and strabismus surgery-Case report and pathogenetic hypothesis

E. Muzzi, F. Parentin, G. Pelos, D. L. Grasso, L. Lora, F. Trabalzini, S. Pensiero, E. Orzan

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Abstract

The first case of bilateral orbital preseptal cellulitis complicating combined adenotonsillectomy and strabismus surgery is reported. The issues of antimicrobial prophylaxis are discussed. The authors speculate about the possible routes of surgical site infection. Transient bacteraemia secondary to adenotonsillectomy may be theoretically a source of distant surgical site infection to the orbit, raising the issue of distant surgical site contamination during multidisciplinary surgery. Combined adenotonsillectomy and eye surgery might benefit from prophylactic systemic antibiotic administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1209-1211
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Volume77
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Eye surgery
  • Periorbital cellulitis
  • Postoperative complications
  • Surgical site infection
  • Tonsillectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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