[Periorbital lipogranuloma following endonasal sinus surgery]

Hautarzt. 1999 Oct;50(10):739-42. doi: 10.1007/s001050051060.
[Article in German]

Abstract

A 60-year-old woman developed a periorbital lipogranuloma after endonasal surgery on her paranasal sinuses. The granulomatous inflammation was caused by nonabsorbable lipids introduced by the postoperative nasal tamponade which was soaked in antibiotic ointment. These lipids were transported into the periorbital tissue by the postoperative hemorrhage. Since the course of the inflammatory process is chronic, surgical removal is the best treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bandages / adverse effects
  • Chronic Disease
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipids / adverse effects
  • Lipids / therapeutic use
  • Middle Aged
  • Ointments / adverse effects
  • Ointments / therapeutic use
  • Orbital Pseudotumor / etiology*
  • Orbital Pseudotumor / surgery
  • Paranasal Sinuses / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Postoperative Hemorrhage / complications

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Lipids
  • Ointments