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July 1980

Retro-orbital Hematoma and Proptosis Associated With Chronic Sinus Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, State University of New York, Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(7):442-443. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790310066018

• Sudden unilateral proptosis occurred in a patient with a history of chronic sinusitis. The radiologic description of chronic sinusitis associated with the computerized tomography scan picture of a retro-orbital mass justified surgical exploration and evacuation of a hematoma. The proximity of the orbital cavity and the sinuses, plus their common venous drainage system, can account for this disease.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:442-443, 1980)

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