Etmoiditis

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Definición

Es una inflamación de las celdillas etmoidales en los senos paranasales, las cavidades llenas de aire que se encuentran detrás de la nariz y entre los ojos.

Ver también: sinusitis

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Causas

Las infecciones en las celdillas etmoidales en los senos paranasales son causadas con mayor frecuencia por bacterias, aunque los hongos y los virus pueden jugar un papel.

Síntomas

Los síntomas generalmente abarcan un dolor de cabeza en el entrecejo y rinorrea.

Los síntomas de infecciones más serias pueden abarcar pérdida de la visión, visión doble o enrojecimiento o protusión de los ojos (celulitis orbitaria).

Pruebas y exámenes

Tratamiento

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Pronóstico

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Cuándo contactar a un profesional médico

Prevención

Referencias

Ferguson BJ, Johnson JT. Infectious causes of rhinosinusitis. In: Cummings CW, Flint PW, Haughey BH, Robbins KT, Thomas JR, eds. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2005:chap 50.

Brook K. Acute and chronic bacterial sinusitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2007;21:427-448, vii.

Version Info

  • Last reviewed on 8/3/2011
  • Alan Lipkin, M.D., private practice specializing in otolaryngology, Denver, CO. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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