Odontogenic abscess mimicking acute dacryocystitis.

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Journal Article

A middle-aged poorly controlled diabetic man developed left-sided orbital and facial swelling several days after extraction of a left upper wisdom tooth. The clinical impression was that of acute dacryocystitis. Opening the skin above the lacrimal sac failed to reveal an inflamed sac establishing the diagnosis of deep facial cellulitis. Complete resolution occurred few weeks after systemic antibiotics and repeated dental drainage of the tooth abscess.

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Cited Authors

  • Mansour, AM; Kheir-Jurdi, W; Hadi, UE; Awar, G

Published Date

  • April 28, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2017 /

PubMed ID

  • 28455457

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28455457

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-790X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/bcr-2016-218560


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England