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orbital

[′ȯr·bəd·əl]
(atomic physics)
The space-dependent part of the Schrödinger wave function of an electron in an atom or molecule in an approximation such that each electron has a definite wave function, independent of the other electrons.
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Nine (75% of female patients) females were operated for DCR and 3 (25% of female patients) for orbital decompression/ orbital abscess. Wide range of patients were included from 4 years to 56 years.
It should be noted that the definitive treatment for orbital abscesses is drainage (5).
Table 1 Classifications of Orbital Infection and Inflammation [1][3][5] Group Chandler Maloney First Inflammatory oedema Preseptal cellulitis Second Orbital Cellulitis Subperiosteal abscess Third Subperiosteal abscess Orbital cellulitis Fourth Orbital Abscess Orbital Abscess Fifth Cavernous sinus thrombosis Cavernous sinus thrombosis Table 2: Aetiology in cases with infectious causes Disease No.
Three of the 43 patients also had other associated complications: one patient with periorbital cellulitis had meningitis, one patient with a subperiosteal abscess had an associated epidural abscess, and one patient with an orbital abscess was blind.
Orbital computerized tomography may show ethmoid sinusitis, soft-tissue swelling, and sometimes a subperiosteal or orbital abscess, she said.
It was not possible to determine on CT whether the patient had an orbital abscess or orbital cellulitis.
Suppuration also can cause orbital cellulitis and orbital abscesses in some patients.