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Case Report

Maxillary Antrostomy in a Boy to Prevent Silent Sinus Syndrome Evolution

Mazzone S1*, Mancino R1, Di Mauro R1, Batipsta P2 and Di Girolamo S3

1 Department of Ophtalmology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

2 Departament of Otorhinolaryngology, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona - Spain

3 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author:
Mazzone S
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
Tel: +393299511763
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: November 11, 2013; Accepted date: December 02, 2013; Published date: December 10, 2013

Citation: Mazzone S, Mancino R, Di Mauro R, Batipsta P, Di Girolamo S (2013) TMaxillary Antrostomy in a Boy to Prevent Silent Sinus Syndrome Evolution. Otolaryngology 4:151. doi:10.4172/2161-119X.1000151

Copyright: © 2013 Mazzone S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



The Silent Sinus Syndrome (SSS) is a quite rare idiopathic clinical condition characterized by atelectasis/hypoplasia of the maxillary sinus which outlines a subclinical chronic maxillary sinusitis. This framework therefore causes some ipsilateral eyepieces alterations, such as silent and progressive enophtalmos and hypoglobus that may be associated with visual changes; in all cases the medical history is negative for previous facial trauma and sinonasal or maxillofacial surgery. Montgomery (1964), Wilkins and Kulwin (1981) described some cases of spontaneous and monolateral enophtalmos and hypoglobus with diplopia and ptosis caused by pauci or asymptomatic maxillary sinus disease. The term Silent Sinus Syndrome was used for the first time 30 years later by Soparkar and co. in the ophthalmic literature. Rose and co. use instead the term “imploding antrum syndrome” to emphasize the concept that a chronic sinus condition may lead in a relatively brief period to ocular signs. This study refers the case of an 11-year old boy affected by SSS.


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