Title

Intranasal Drainage for Pediatric Nasal Abscesses

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg

Abstract

Nasal abscesses of the tip or soft tissues are uncommon in children. We describe an endonasal surgical approach for nasal abscesses based on our experience with 3 children at our tertiary care, academic children's hospital. All presented with significant nasal pain out of proportion to the physical examination findings, along with edema, induration, and some intermittent bleeding and discharge of sebaceous and/or keratinous debris. Parenteral antibiotics were administered for an initial period of at least 24 hours in all cases, without any significant improvement in the patients' symptoms. Computed tomography (CT) with intravenous contrast was diagnostic in all cases. Symptomatic relief was achieved immediately postoperatively. No child required a second drainage procedure, and all children had an uneventful recovery.

Volume Number

151

Issue Number

1

Pages

179-181

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/04/18

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Otolaryngology

PMID

24740982

DOI

10.1177/0194599814531048