Optic nerve injury secondary to endoscopic sinus surgery: an analysis of three cases.
Kim, JY; Kim, HJ; Kim, CH; Lee, JG; Yoon, JH
Yonsei medical journal, 46(2):300-304, 2005
Yonsei medical journal
Major orbital complications after the endoscopic sinus surgeries are rare and of these, optic nerve injury is one of the most serious. This study was to undertaken to analyze 3 cases of optic nerve injury after endoscopic sinus surgery. The three cases included one patient with a loss of visual acuity and visual field defect, and two patients with total blindness. In all cases, no improvement of visual acuity was observed despite treatment. It is important to frequently check the location and direction of the endoscope during surgery to avoid optic nerve injury. In addition, surgeons must have a precise knowledge of the detailed anatomy through cadaver dissections, an ability to interpret the PNS CT scan and experienced procedural surgical skills.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
Total Visit :2,768,099
Total Download :1,129,788
Today View :1,485
Ajou University Medical Information & Media Center 164 Worldcup-ro Yeongtong-gu Suwon 16499 Korea / TEL : 031-219-5312 / FAX : 031-219-5314 Copyright (c) Ajou University Medical Information & Media Center All Rights Reserved. AJOU Open Repository는 국립중앙도서관 OAK 보급사업으로 구축되었습니다.