An institutional review board exemption waiver was provided by the study's institute; Wilford Hall Medical Center. The authors have no other funding, financial relationships, or conflicts of interest to disclose.
A case report of intraoperative retroorbital fluid dissection after frontal mini-trephine placement
Article first published online: 21 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.
Volume 123, Issue 12, pages 2969–2971, December 2013
How to Cite
Andrews, J. N., Lopez, M. A. and Weitzel, E. K. (2013), A case report of intraoperative retroorbital fluid dissection after frontal mini-trephine placement. The Laryngoscope, 123: 2969–2971. doi: 10.1002/lary.24232
- Issue published online: 25 NOV 2013
- Article first published online: 21 JUN 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 11 JUN 2013 04:32AM EST
- Manuscript Revised: 9 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 MAY 2013
- Endoscopic sinus surgery;
- orbital complications;
- lateral canthotomy;
We report a case of a 24-year-old male with a history of allergic fungal sinusitis, who experienced an intraoperative retro-orbital fluid dissection after frontal mini-trephine placement. Although mini-trephination of the frontal sinus is a useful technique that is frequently employed during endoscopic sinus surgery, it has potential complications. The purpose of this report is to discuss a previously unreported complication of frontal mini-trephination and its management. Laryngoscope, 123:2969–2971, 2013