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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 14, No. 2, 2007, pp. 62-66
Bioline Code: mj07028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2007, pp. 62-66

 en Dental Infection Presenting With Ipsilateral Parapharyngeal Abscess and Contralateral Orbital Cellulitis – A Case Report
Embong, Zunaina; Ismail, Shatriah; Thanaraj, Asokumaran & Hussein, Adil


A 43 year-old man presented with pain on the right tooth for three days duration. Computed tomography showed left orbital cellulitis and right parapharyngeal abscess. There was also evidence suggestive of a dental abscess over right upper alveolar region. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed left superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis. Emergency drainage of the right parapharyngeal abscess was performed. Right maxillary molar extraction revealed periapical abscess. Left eye proptosis markedly reduced after initiating heparin.

Maxillary molar abscess, cavernous sinus thrombosis, superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis.

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