Otolaryngology Online Journal

Review Article - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2013) Volume 3, Issue 2

Proptosis due to otolaryngology causes a study

Proximity of orbit to nose and paranasal sinuses makes it rather vulnerable to insults due to otolaryngological causes. The medial wall of orbit (Lamina papyracea) is rather paper thin and it happens to form the lateral wall of anterior ethmoid air cells. Infections / tumors involving paranasal sinuses can involve orbit also causing proptosis. The aim of the article is to study the common otolaryngological causes of proptosis in our Institution during 2009 – 2012.

Author(s): Balasubramanian Thiagarajan,Kamakshi Kothandaraman

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