Ethmoiditis


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Ethmoiditis

 

inflammation of the mucosa of the cellules of the ethmoid bone. Ethmoiditis is usually combined with an infection of the other paranasal sinuses. Symptoms include pain in the bridge of the nose and headache. Treatment for acute ethmoiditis is the same as for frontal and maxillary sinusitis. Chronic ethmoiditis is treated chiefly by surgery.

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Ethmoiditis and its orbital complications in children.
Two patients with orbital cellulitis following ethmoiditis were managed medically with a combination of cephalosporins and aminoglycosides and showed good response.
(5,6,18) It is frequently the result of sphenoiditis or ethmoiditis. The cranial arachnoid in adults is relatively resistant to bacterial invasion, but the immature brains of children transmit infection more freely.
[8.] Weizman Z, Mussai H, Ethmoiditis associated periorbital cellulitis.
SOU can be useful in differentiating between orbital cellulitis and subperiosteal abscess secondary to acute ethmoiditis in children.