Exophthalmos due to odontogenic intraorbital abscess in Cebus apella

Authors


Correspondence

Arianne P. Oriá, Department of Pathology and Clinic, Escola Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), Avenida Adhemar de Barros,

500 – Ondina, CEP: 40170-110 Salvador, BA, Brazil. Tel.: +55 71 32836749;

fax: +55 71 32836718;

e-mail: arianneoria@ufba.br

Abstract

Background

The accumulation of pus in the orbit originating from an infected dental root is classified as odontogenic intraorbital abscess.

Methods

Clinical, laboratory, and image evaluation of a non-human primate was performed.

Results

The patient was cured after surgical therapy.

Conclusions

This represents the first report of an odontogenic periodontal abscess in Cebus apella.

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