• Users Online: 1613
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 722-724

Cervicofacial emphysema following unilateral external dacryocystorhinostomies: A case report


1 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Eye Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ziya Akingol
Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Maltepe University, Feyzullah, Istanbul
Turkey
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1107_17

Rights and Permissions

Cervicofacial emphysema (CFE), mostly seen after trauma or dental procedures, is an unexpected, extremely rare condition after uncomplicated dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). It may be misdiagnosed as angioedema or necrotizing fasciitis. In this article, we present the case of a 40-year-old female with CFE twice after uncomplicated unilateral DCR for left and right sides on different operative days. CFE was confirmed by computed tomography, demonstrating extensive air within subcutaneous tissues of the face, neck, and orbital cavity. Subcutaneous crepitation supported the diagnosis. This is the first case report, to the best of our knowledge, describing a patient with recurrent massive CFE after each unilateral DCR.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1445    
    Printed11    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded190    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 1    

Recommend this journal