Optic nerve injury secondary to endoscopic sinus surgery: An analysis of three cases

Jin Young Kim, Hyun Jun Kim, Chang Hoon Kim, Jeung Gweon Lee, Joo Heon Yoon

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume46
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Apr 30

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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