Endoscopic Drainage of Subperiosteal Abscess in Children: A Pilot Study

by admin on May 28, 2010

About Dr. Rande Lazar

Dr. Rande Lazar is a Memphis Otolaryngologist with a primary focus in pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear infections, throat infections, tonsil infections, sinus infections and sleep disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar has special expertise in adult and pediatric sleep and snoring disorders and surgery, as well as adult and pediatric sinus disorders. Dr. Rande Lazar is experienced in a wide range of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, sinus, respiratory system and the other head and neck systems, as well as children’s disorders of the larynx (voicebox), and hearing problems.

You can find out more about Dr. Lazar at Otolaryngology Consultants of Memphis.

Endoscopic Drainage of Subperiosteal Abscess in

Children: A Pilot Study

Subperiosteal abscesses occur mainly in children, as a complication of sinusitis. This abscess must be drained. The traditional method for doing this is through an external incision, but in the interest of preventing an external scar, ten children were treated for their subperiosteal abscesses with endoscopic sinus surgery.

These children had failed to respond to antibiotic treatments for sinusitis, and tests had shown that they suffered subperiosteal abscesses; however, within 12 to 24 hours after surgery, all ten began to show significant signs of improvement.

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