Sphenoid sinusitis with trismus in a child

Yyto Naoi, Tomoyasu Tachibana, Takuma Makino, Yasutoshi Komatsubara, Akihito Mitsumori

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A 12-year-old boy complained of headache and trismus. CT showed right sphenoid sinusitis with an expanding inflammation from parapharyngeal space to infratemporal fossa. We suspected an abscess formation at the infratemporal fossa. Endoscopic sinus surgery was performed immediately. Subsequently. carbapenem and clindamycin were administered. The patient recovered uneventfully. We considered that drainage and appropriate administration of antibacterial agents would be very useful for severe sphenoid sinusitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-470
Number of pages6
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (Japan)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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