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Orbital infections: five-year case series, literature review and guideline development

  • M S Atfeh (a1) and H S Khalil (a1)



Periorbital infections represent a spectrum of sepsis that carries potentially significant morbidity and mortality. Early recognition, systematic assessment and aggressive treatment of the condition are essential.


A retrospective five-year case note review on the management of periorbital infections was performed at a tertiary centre. A literature review on the management of periorbital infections was also undertaken. A multidisciplinary guideline on the management of periorbital infections was developed based on the findings of the case and literature reviews.


The results of the retrospective case series correlate well with those of recent reports.


The new multidisciplinary guideline has been finalised and approved for practice and future auditing.


Corresponding author

Address for correspondence: Mr M Atfeh, ENT Department, Level 7, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH, UK Fax: E-mail:


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Presented as oral and poster presentations at the 25th Congress of the European Rhinologic Society in conjunction with the 32nd International Symposium of Infection & Allergy of the Nose, 22–26 June 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.



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Orbital infections: five-year case series, literature review and guideline development

  • M S Atfeh (a1) and H S Khalil (a1)


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