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Endoscopic Drainage of Subperiosteal Abscess in Children: A Pilot Study

by admin on January 7, 2010

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is a Memphis-based Otolaryngologist and founder of Otolaryngology Consultants, an ear, nose, and throat practice located in Memphis, TN. Dr. Lazar is an ear, nose, and throat specialist, with a primary focus in pediatrics. He has a vast amount of experience treating sinus infections, respiratory infections, tonsil infections, ear infections, throat infections, sleep disorders, and many other areas of otolaryngology. Dr. Rande Lazar routinely performs surgery for both adult and pediatric sleep and sinus disorders. Alongside his years of expertise in respiratory disorders, sleep disorders, and sinus disorders, Dr. Lazar also treats a wide range of head and neck problems, including pediatric larynx (voice box) and hearing problems.

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Endoscopic Drainage of Subperiosteal Abscess in Children: A Pilot Study

Subperiosteal abscess is a serious complication of sinusitis predominantly affecting children. The traditional approach to draining this abscess is drainage through an external incision; however, in this study, it was treated with functional endonasal sinus surgery. Ten pediatric patients with clinical and CT evidence of the subperiosteal abscess were treated.

Despite days of treatment for their sinusitis, these patients’ symptoms were increasing, not abating. Tests pointed to subperiosteal abscesses. Once treated with endoscopic surgery, all patients showed significant improvement within just 12 to 24 hours. The patients were treated with antibiotics following surgery.

No complications or returning abscesses were found during a follow-up visit after 2 to 3 weeks. The study appears to confirm that endoscopic drainage of subperiosteal abscess offers the patient an alternative to traditional drainage methods – one that prevents an external scar.

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