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Endoscopic Drainage of Subperiosteal Abscess in Children: A Pilot Study

by admin on August 5, 2011

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 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.

You can read the full text of the white paper here.

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