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Subperiosteal Orbital Hematoma: An Uncommon Complication of Acute Sinusitis

Authors
  • Whitlock, Joseph P.1
  • Bhatt, Alok A.2
  • Stone, Jeffrey A.2
  • 1 Department of Radiology, Gainesville Radiology Group, Gainesville , (Georgia)
  • 2 Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida , (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Publisher
Scientific Scholar
Publication Date
Dec 20, 2020
Volume
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.25259/JCIS_209_2020
PMID: 33408960
PMCID: PMC7771408
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Case Series
License
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Abstract

Non-traumatic subperiosteal orbital hematoma is a rare finding and uncommon cause of proptosis. Reported cases describe an association with increased venous pressure. However, it is important to note that there is also an association with sinusitis, which must be differentiated from subperiosteal abscess. This article describes the unique imaging features of subperiosteal hematoma in the setting of sinusitis, as well as the suspected pathophysiology.

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