Orbital complications following extraction of mandibular molar teeth: a case report

Kathryn French, A. Jagsi, B. G. Main, S. J. Thomas

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Abstract

Serious sequelae of dental infections are unusual but can be potentially life- or sight-threatening. This case describes the rapid and extensive development of a fascial space infection through an uncommon route, originating in mandibular molar teeth to involve the orbital tissues. Relevant surgical anatomy and pathophysiology are discussed. Also highlighted is the multidisciplinary management of care across three surgical specialities with input from the radiology and microbiology teams.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-80
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery
Volume12
Issue number1
Early online date11 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

Keywords

  • anatomy
  • dental extraction
  • odontogenic infection
  • orbital cellulitis
  • spread of infection

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