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  • Case Report   
  • Otolaryngology 2014, Vol 4(1): 151
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-119X.1000151

Maxillary Antrostomy in a Boy to Prevent Silent Sinus Syndrome Evolution

Mazzone S1*, Mancino R1, Di Mauro R1, Batipsta P2 and Di Girolamo S3
1Department of Ophtalmology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", , Rome, Italy
2Departament of Otorhinolaryngology, Clinica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, , Spain
3Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", , Rome, Italy
*Corresponding Author : Mazzone S, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Rome, Italy, Tel: +39 3299511763, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 11, 2013 / Accepted Date: Dec 02, 2013 / Published Date: Dec 10, 2013


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.

Keywords: Silent sinus syndrome, Pedriatic maxillary sinusitis, Atelectasis/hypoplasia of maxillary sinus, Ennophtalmos

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.